BUFFALO, NEW YORK - APRIL 08:  Joonas Korpisalo #70 of the Columbus Blue Jackets defends the net against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on April 8, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. Columbus defeated Buffalo 4-1.  (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #10 Joonas Korpisalo

Let’s do some goalie comparison. Goalie A was in the American Hockey League last season, finishing with a regular season .913 SV% (18 games played), and an .898 SV% in 9 playoff games, both numbers at all strengths. Goalie B was in the NHL for 31 games last year, finishing with a .920 SV% (.931 […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 63: Which We’ll Talk About More Later

Wednesday evening, Alison returned to the podcast! She chatted with Sam and Matt about the CBJ and World Cup. Hear them talk about a rugged band of misfits, checking the heck out of ya, more burns to come, Cory Schneider’s awesome pads, sheer manpower, Fox Sports Go, pinball, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Eat […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31:  Sonny Milano #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates in his first NHL game against the the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on March 31, 2016 in New York City.  The Islanders defeated the Blkue Jackets 4-3.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 under 25: #11 Sonny Milano

Electric. That is one of the most common words used to describe the play of Sonny Milano. Milano was a former first round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets and was selected with the 16th pick in the 2014 draft. He was one of the most impressive players in his draft year, dominating the […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17:  Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets passes the puck during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 17, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 7-5.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Scott Hartnell Reclaims No-Move Clause Privilege

The Blue Jackets opened training camp today with medical and fitness testing, and while the players won’t hit the ice until Friday, there’s already roster-relevant news regarding veteran forward, Scott Hartnell. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported today that Hartnell has spoken with Jackets’ management and he has rescinded the “waiving” of his no-move […]

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: Jake McCabe #29 and David Legwand #17 of the Buffalo Sabres skate against Josh Anderson #34 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at First Niagara Center on April 8, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. Columbus defeated Buffalo 4-1.  (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #12 Josh Anderson

When the CBJ drafted Josh Anderson from the OHL’s London Knights in 2012, I wasn’t pleased with the pick. Considering he’s actually played NHL games, and seems certain to be at least a fourth line NHL player, I suppose he’s proven me wrong (although the two guys I preferred aren’t too shabby either). He’s worked […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 01:  David Clarkson #18 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

David Clarkson fails physical, unable to start training camp with team

In news that didn’t surprise anyone, David Clarkson won’t be starting the season with the Blue Jackets as he failed a physical. The team announced this today at a press conference involving John Davidson and Bill Zito. Clarkson, who was acquired via a trade for Nathan Horton, has not had a great tenure with the […]


CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #13 Anton Forsberg

Full disclosure – I am not a goaltender expert. By any means! But when we began our 25 Under 25 series, I wanted to tackle one of the organization’s goalie prospects in what, I believe, will be one of the most important questions to answer this season – “who is the netminder of the Jackets’ […]


CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #14 Daniel Zaar

Columbus selected Swedish winger Daniel Zaar with their sixth round pick, 152nd over-all, in 2012. In that draft eligible season, Zaar put up 38 points in 44 games with Rogle BK in Sweden’s under-20 junior league, which were decent but not eye-popping numbers. After bouncing around the next two seasons between the U20 league, two teams […]

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25:  Vitaly Abramov poses for a portrait after being selected 65th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #15 Vitaly Abramov

The story most media told when Russian Vitaly Abramov was drafted 65th overall by the Blue Jackets this past June in Buffalo was how the 18-year-old came from a town that survived a meteor explosion. But perhaps they buried the lede. The real impact that many should be focusing on when it comes to the […]

LONDON, ON - NOVEMBER 19:  Jeremy Brodeur #56 of the Oshawa Generals makes a save against the London Knights during an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on November 19, 2015 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Generals 5-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets Bounce Back in Traverse City

Greetings, all. I have been up in Traverse City for the 2016 Prospect Tournament the whole time but as for yesterday’s game…if you can’t say anything nice about something don’t say anything at all. Anyhoo, after last night’s uninspired performance, the Jackets shuffled lines and came out strong, focused and were able to earn a […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Gabriel Carlsson poses for a portrait after being selected 29th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #16 Gabriel Carlsson

Gabriel Carlsson was somewhat of a surprise first round pick of the Jackets in 2015. Though some pre-draft lists heralded the big Swede one of the top European skaters available, it was still thought of as a reach to draft him in the first round, and even moreso to trade up to do so. But […]

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Dean Kukan #46 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Verizon Center on March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #17 Dean Kukan

After helping Lulea win the first ever Champions Hockey League title two years ago, Dean Kukan joined Lulea teammate, Daniel Zaar, this year and headed over to the United States. Through most of the first three months of last season, Dean was a constant in the Monsters lineup, missing only four games. One can presume that the Swiss defensemen spent his first […]

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 5:  Dillon Heatherington #3 of Team Canada turns with the puck against Team Russia during the Gold medal game in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Air Canada Centre on January 5, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Team Canada defeated Team Russia 5-4 to win the gold medal. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

CBJ Top 25 under 25: #18 Dillon Heatherington

Dillon Heatherington finished his rookie pro season by helping the Monsters win their first ever Calder Cup and putting up 3-16-19 in 63 total games played. Dillon was a constant in the Monsters lineup – he was out for two games in a row only twice: once in the playoffs (games one and two of […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 62: More Phlegmy

Last Wednesday, Sam and Matt gathered to talk about the CBJ and the World Cup of Hockey. Joining them this week: Curtis LeBlanc of NHL Numbers, to chat Oilers, and Hall, and McDavid. Hear them talk about Sam’s illness, the train leaving the station (twice!), McDonald’s Grimace, Sergei Bobrovsky’s groins, climbing the terraces, a Graveyard […]

Dante Salituro of the Ottawa 67's. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

CBJ Top 25 Under 25: #19 Dante Salituro

Dante Salituro is a player that has been on the Blue Jackets radar for a while now. He had a very strong season his draft year in 2014-15, scoring 78 points in 68 games with the Ottawa 67’s. He went undrafted but was invited to Traverse City by the Blue Jackets and played great, earning […]