Monsters announce inaugural schedule as CBJ affiliate

Ah, the day the NBA schedule is released – it’s a happy day across an entire hockey league (stay with me kids). When the NBA releases its schedule that means the powers that be at the AHL offices can get to work on the league’s schedule. So now, after weeks of waiting, the league has […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 26: Cannonfest Live!

Sunday afternoon, Buckeye State Hockey recorded live at Cannonfest! Hear Alison, Sam, and Matt talk with special guests live from the patio of Dick’s Last Resort in the Arena District: Dave Maetzold, Matt Pfeffer, Matt Wagner, Greg May, and Dannie Browne.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 20: Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Considering the “Loss” of Ehrhoff

Sunday afternoon, Bob McKenzie dropped a relative bombshell on late-August Twitter: Christian Ehrhoff had signed with the Los Angeles Kings. It’s a story that wraps into the Columbus news cycle, at least to some degree. Aaron Portzline a mere $1.5 M for one year) doesn’t readily ease the thought process either. The first place to […]

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CannonFest 2015 images

Did you miss CannonFest? Did you make it but maybe have just a little bit too much of that oh-so-delightful brew from Four String? For what ever reason you’re here, please check out my photos from the event!  


Cannonfest is Growing Up, Which Means … BEER!

On Sunday, the sixth Cannonfest will be held, which blows my mind. The only thing that compares to watching the event grow each year has been watching my own children grow up. Now that I think about it, Cannonfest is like an illegitimate love-child. Within the past year I got to drink a beer with […]

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2014-15 Season in Review: Brandon Dubinsky

When talking about Blue Jacket players who had career years last season, Brandon Dubinsky isn’t the first player who would come to mind. You might think Nick Foligno, Ryan Johansen, maybe even David Savard. However, if you look at Dubinsky’s year on a per game basis, it’s the best season he’s ever had in which […]

Prospects Example V6

Top 20 CBJ Prospects (August, 2015)

Hello, all! Time again for my post-draft ranking of the Jackets’ prospects along with something new – I’ve decided to rank the prospects by position (referring to EliteProspects.com/the NHL site for some that were in question). So let’s start with our ranking and then we’ll do the positional breakdown. First, as we always do, let’s look […]

Foligno Double Exposure

March With US

The Blue Jackets unveiled “March with US” today and it’s more than just three words put together – it’s the beginning of a movement to unite the team, its fans, the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio. The timing couldn’t be better. Turning a spotlight the value of the city of Columbus and the […]


Cannonfest VI Gives Back

Cannonfest VI is right around the corner. It’s only two and a half weeks till Blue Jackets fans take over Dick’s Last Resort in the Arena District on Aug 23 from 1-4 p.m. But Cannonfest is more than just a party – it’s a time to make a difference and honor the tradition of giving […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 25: Talk Talk Talk

Thursday, Sam and Matt babbled about hockey in the summer! Hear them talk about dogs, speed limits, pumping the brakes, chatter, chicken wing dip, national coverage, Seattle Newspaper, To Catch a Predator, Microsoft Word, talent dilution, Kickstarter, bending the rules, streamlined decisions, Roman Thumbs Up, lockout-proof, good questions, cottages, and captain-looking gear. https://ia601508.us.archive.org/0/items/UnionBlueRadioEpisode25TalkTalkTalk/2015-7-30PodcastFinal.mp3 Don’t forget […]

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2014-15 Season in Review: Nick Foligno

The 2014-2015 season was the best one of Nick Foligno’s career as an NHL player. Throughout the campaign, Nick went from one of the team’s likable, hard-working pieces to the leader of the entire squad. Nick Foligno is truly a man of the people, and it’s easy to see why. One of the best things […]