Sunday, July 29, 2007

Tyler Wright

Tyler Wright is back with the Blue Jackets. But from now on, he'll be wearing a suit instead of a sweater.
The Blue Jackets named Wright their director of player development yesterday. He will work with the club's players throughout the minor leagues, Canadian juniors and U.S. college hockey.
"Hockey is who I am, and this is where I want to be," Wright said. "This is a job I'm really excited about.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Zherdev

This is a make-or-break season for Zherdev, still only 22 years old but already saddled with a reputation for being moody, selfish and immature. Howson has heard the stories. Now he wants to meet Zherdev face to face for the first time.Wow is he in for a suprise we need to get rid of Zherdev.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Columbus Blue Jackets

the Columbus Blue Jackets remained true to form in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. For the third straight season, the Jackets found themselves just outside of the top five selections, yet still had a player widely viewed as their primary target fall through to them. Following the precedent established by Gilbert Brule in 2005 and Derick Brassard in 2006, highly-acclaimed right wing Jakub Voracek slipped through the first six teams and became an instantly celebrity in Columbus, as he was introduced in front of the partisan Blue Jacket crowd as the team’s top selection in the draft.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Blue Jackets Noel

With the Blue Jackets, Noel will be reunited with their new head coach Ken Hitchcock, who was hired last November. Noel served on Hitchcock's staff with Kalamazoo of the International Hockey League from 1993-'95.
"It's going to be great to work with Ken again," Noel said. "I'm excited to see how both of us have changed and how we've grown. We know each other very well and have a good relationship. It's going to be fun."
After for years of being the decision-maker, Noel is excited to adjust to a new, but familiar role as an assistant. He enjoyed being the go-to guy for four years, but is also looking forward to new challenges.