MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 7:  The Melbourne Cup (C) is on display with three miniature replica cups before the start of The Emirates Melbourne Cup during The Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting at Flemington Racecourse November 7, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

BSH Awards: Most Improved Player

Over the next month or so, we will be announcing the Buckeye State Hockey staff awards for the 2015-16 season. Last week our writers wrote about their MVP on the CBJ. This week our writers gave us their votes for Most Improved Player, and followed up with a little blurb after each selection. William Karlsson […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Big 3 Defenders – Olli Juolevi

On June 24, three defensemen are likely to hear their names called in the top ten of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft: London’s Olli Juolevi, Sarnia’s Jakob Chychrun, and Windsor’s Mikhail Sergachev. The debate over which one of these three defenders is selected as the top pick at their position has been one of the […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Big 3 Defenders – Jakob Chychrun

On June 24, three defensemen are likely to hear their names called in the top ten of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Sarnia’s Jakob Chychrun, London’s Olli Juolevi, and Windsor’s Mikhail Sergachev. The debate over which one of these three defenders is selected as the top pick at their position has been one of the […]

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CBJ Prospects CHL Conference Finals Recap

Hello, all! Other than the QMJHL the CHL League, finals are about to get underway and the CBJ still have four prospects with a chance at a spot in the Memorial Cup. So let’s take a look at recent action. Justin Scott-Barrie Colts (OHL Lost Series 4-0) Conference Final Stats 4GP 3-1-4 -4 4PIM Final […]

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Lake Erie Monsters sweep IceHogs/Round 2 Preview

The Lake Erie Monsters opened the 2016 AHL playoffs by heading to Rockford, Illinois.  Why on the road? Being the higher seed, the Monsters had the right to select which games to play at home and it appears the venue didn’t matter in the series anyways.

NEW YORK - JULY 22:  The National Hockey League draft balls are checked prior to the lottery at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers on July 22, 2005 in New York City.  (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for NHLI)

#CBJ to Select 3rd in NHL Entry Draft

Well, in a shocker, the Blue Jackets actually won something in an NHL Draft Lottery and moved up one spot to pick third overall in June’s draft. This is not only the first time the Jackets have moved up in a draft in franchise history, but also the first time the team will select third […]

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Union Blue Radio Episode 52: Pool Party

Thursday evening, Sam, Alison, and Matt chatted playoffs, analytics, and the Dallas Stars with Carolyn Wilke (@Classlicity)! Hear them talk about the Lake Erie Monsters, Jesse Pool Party, underhanded Vezina picking, palm trees and hockey sticks, bees (beads!), unbridled enthusiasm, visualization, platonic ideals, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Ace of Cups, and Prince. https://ia601505.us.archive.org/27/items/UnionBlueRadioEpisode52PoolParty/2016-4-28PodcastFinal.mp3 Special thanks to […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Cameron Morrison and the Road Less Travelled

Cameron Morrison has taken an interesting path to become a top prospect for this year’s NHL draft. Morrison is the relatively rare Canadian-born player who elected not to play in the Canadian Hockey League. Of course, this isn’t a new thing by any means; two top Canadian players this year, Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost, both […]

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 7:  The Melbourne Cup (C) is on display with three miniature replica cups before the start of The Emirates Melbourne Cup during The Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting at Flemington Racecourse November 7, 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

BSH Awards: Most Valuable Player

Over the next month or so, we will be announcing the Buckeye State Hockey staff awards for the 2015-16 season. To kick off the awards, let’s start with the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Most Valuable Player. Our writers gave us their votes, and followed up with a little blurb after each selection. Brandon Saad Saad was […]

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CHL CBJ Prospect 2nd Round Playoff Recap

Hello, all! The conference finals are underway meaning its time to catch up on the Jackets five…I mean six…prospects playing in the CHL playoffs. Yes folks, I can explain my confusion as the Jackets added another prospects in between series. Justin Scott-Barrie Colts (OHL Won Series 4-0) Series Stats 4GP 4-2-6 +5 4PIM Playoff Stats […]

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Union Blue Radio Episode 51: Nostalgic Bookends

Last Wednesday, Sam, Alison, and Matt discussed the end of the CBJ season and chatted with Jake Sundstrom about the upcoming playoffs. And then Matt got crazy busy and was consumed by his schedule. So here’s a look into a week-and-a-half ago. Hear them talk about feeling trampled, bacterial Matts, rainbows and butterflies, great individual […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Is Adam Mascherin Being Short-Changed?

The Kitchener Rangers are home to one of the more intriguing 2016 NHL Draft eligible prospects, in winger Adam Mascherin. Despite being a top scorer on his team and one of the top draft eligibles in major junior, Mascherin found himself ranked just 57th by NHL Central Scouting at the mid-term mark. Many independent scouting […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26:  Gabriel Carlsson poses after being selected 29th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gabriel Carlsson signs entry level contract

Today it was announced that Gabriel Carlsson was signed to a standard three year entry level contract by the Blue Jackets. Carlsson was the other first round pick from last year, many remember Zach Werenski but tend to forget about the “Swedish Behemoth.”

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