Thursday, October 26, 2006

Dan Fritsche Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Dan Fritsche off Injured Reserve and have assigned forward Alexandre Picard to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, team President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.
Will this help I don't know they really need some offence.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Manny Malhotra and Alexander Svitov

Manny Malhotra and Alexander Svitov replied for the Blue Jackets, who looked rusty and sluggish after only playing one game in the last 10 days.

Boy that's a understatement

Monday, October 16, 2006

Columbus Blue Jackets veteran defenseman Bryan Berard

Columbus Blue Jackets veteran defenseman Bryan Berard was recently in Los Angeles seeing a back specialist to determine if he required surgery. The club has placed him on injured reserve, and if surgery is necessary Berard could be out for the remainder of the season.
That could force the Jackets into shopping for an offensive blueliner, although they do have promising Ron Hainsey in the lineup and he could see more playing time in the short term to determine if he can fill in for Berard.
A potential bargaining chip could be veteran winger Anson Carter, who's been demoted to third-line duty since Nikolai Zherdev recently returned to action.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Blue Jackets signed Nikolai Zherdev

Moments after the Blue Jackets signed Nikolai Zherdev to a threeyear, $7.5 million contract yesterday, president and general manager Doug MacLean stressed that a baby sitter will no longer be part of the deal.
Guess I was wrong he sure played great in his first game back.I hope the Jackets can keep it up they look much better so far this year.Shelly cracks me up you better keep your head up when he is on the ice.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hockey Officials

Most minor hockey people are bracing for a two-month learning curve as kids are curbed of using sticks or free hand to obstruct opponents.
"We don't want games grinding to a halt and we don't want six guys in the penalty box," said HHC president Peter Martin. Unfortunately, the recertification process of on-ice officials is happening during and after the start of the hockey season. That, said veteran coach and Alliance Hockey coaching mentor Gary McFarlane, could confuse matters as teams experience different officiating standards.
The strict interpretation of the rules was commanded by the sport's governing body, Hockey Canada, but Martin said the phase-in period his organization sought was rejected.
While there is disagreement on how much disruption the new zero-tolerance approach will create, everyone agrees the game will be better for it. "The real plus is that the kids have seen the changes in the NHL and we know the game will be better and (we know) how kids will copy the pros," said McFarlane. "A big part of making it work is going to be patience and a buy-in by parents early in the process."