Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nick Foligno and R.J. Umberger

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said forwards Nick Foligno and R.J. Umberger have both been ruled out for Wednesday's Game 1 against Pittsburgh, but he's confident they'll play at some point during this best-of-seven, first-round series.
"We're anticipating them both being ready at some point in this series," Richards said. "We just don't know when."
Foligno has a knee injury. Umberger, who is from Pittsburgh, has an upper body injury.
The Blue Jackets, already without right wing Nathan Horton for at least the first two rounds, face a severe experience shortage when compared to the Penguins. The 12 forwards Columbus dressed in their final regular-season game on Saturday in vs. Florida has played only 69 career playoff games.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nathan Horton

 Nathan Horton’s first season with the Blue Jackets likely will end as it began, with the right wing recovering from an injury. Horton had surgery yesterday in Philadelphia to repair an abdominal tear that he tried to play through for the better part of a month. He’s expected to miss six weeks, meaning he is done for the season, unless the Blue Jackets make a long run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Bluejackets make playoffs

If it happens tonight, it will be the product of some serious defending. The Blue Jackets have held a 1-0 lead over the Stars for 29 days and counting, ever since Nathan Horton scored at 2:44 of the first period of a March 10 game at Dallas. Jackets win 3 to 1 to make the playoffs.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Blackhawks’ Ben Smith

There were two chaotic scenes in the final 40 seconds of last night’s game between the Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks, and the Jackets ended up on the wrong end of both of them. With 3.9 seconds remaining, the Blackhawks’ Ben Smith scored through a pile of humanity in front of Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the winning goal in a 4-3 Chicago win before 18,695 at Nationwide Arena.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

John Davidson

John Davidson will succeed Jim Gregory as chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee while Bob Clarke, David Poile and Luc Robitaille will also join as new members.
Davidson, the Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, replaces Gregory as of April 1.
Gregory served as chairman for 17 years.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Jackets win in Montreal 8 power plays and no goals Richards was stupid to scratch RJ he leads the team in power play goals.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sports players will usually condition their bodies

Stretching muscles increases a persons flexibility which enhances range of motion and prevents injury. Before stretching muscles, a you need  to warm up the muscles. A cold muscle does not easily stretch and is more likely to be injured. The best time to stretch is after exercise or a game because the muscles are sufficiently warmed up. Stretching after a workout or practice also helps prevent muscles soreness and injury. You also need to quit smoking if you are a smoker.
How to breath better

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik

The Blue Jackets traded right wing Marian Gaborik to the Los Angeles Kings for a pair of draft picks and right wing Matt Frattin, allowing the Jackets to unload a high-priced veteran goal-scorer whose time in Columbus was beset by ineffective play and injuries.
With about 30 minutes to go before the 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Blue Jackets shored up their injury-depleted defense by acquiring veteran Nick Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick.
Both Frattin and Schultz are expected to meet the Blue Jackets tonight in Chicago. They play the Blackhawks in United Center on Thursday. In return for Gaborik, the Jackets will get a second-round draft pick from the Kings, originally owned by the Toronto Maple Leafs. They will also get a third-round pick, originally owned by the Edmonton Oilers, if the Kings win a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series or if the Kings resign Gaborik this summer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jack Johnson

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards and defenseman Jack Johnson have maintained a professional relationship, but it was strained during the process by which Johnson was left off Team USA, which was revealed in an ESPN article. Johnson did not feel that Richards, as a Team USA assistant coach, had his back during the selection process. - See more at: http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/02/13/nhl-might-end-its-relationship-with-olympics.html#sthash.5vrnrDRC.dpuf

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll

Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll no longer wears a protective boot on his left foot. He’s not limping, either. Boll, once feared to be lost for the rest of the regular season after ankle-ligament surgery, might beat the odds and return in March or April, he said. “It’s ahead of schedule,” Boll said. “We’ll see.” - See more at: http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2014/01/26/boll-is-ahead-of-schedule-in-rehabilitation.