January 25th-31st CBJ Prospect Week in Review/AHL All Star Game Recap

Greetings all! Time for the week in review, along with a tiny delay to update on TJ Tynan‘s performance at the AHL All Star Challenge. The AHL break isn’t really that much of a break, as the teams still have games the day before the skills competition. The Monster’s final two games before the break […]

LONDON, ON - SEPTEMBER 25:  Matthew Tkachuk #7 of the London Knights skates against Cole Candella #20 of the Hamilton Bulldogs in an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on September 25, 2015 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Bulldogs 5-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

OHL Weekly Scouting Report: January 1st – January 20th

My apologies for the delay with this. January was a busy month. Hope to get things back on schedule in Feburary.  I saw three OHL games: the Peterborough Petes vs the Oshawa Generals, and Hamilton Bulldogs, and the Flint Firebirds vs London Knights. I also saw the Moose Jaw Warriors and Swift Current Broncos. The […]

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Game #53: Blue Jackets @ Canucks

Highlights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly The Good: Joonas Korpisalo It looks like Joonas Korpisalo may be pretty good. He may be on one hell of a hot streak at the moment but nonetheless, he looks like he is just as good as advertised. His .971 sv% was outstanding and truly kept the […]

The Postal Service on Monday launched PC Postage in Washington, D.C., a stamp that can be printed through personal computers. Consumers would go online and print with an ordinary laser or inkjet printer, a barcode on each envelope to indicate mail processing information and postage payment. (Photo by E-Stamp via Newsmakers)

Week 18: Buckeye State Hockey Mailbag

Week 18 of the season, we have all gone through this together. What a moment! On to the mailbag we go. His name is John Robert Tortorella.   This is a question that gets asked nearly every week. I believe and many other pundits believe that the Blue Jackets will be sellers at the deadline. […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates on the ice against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on November 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Ryan Murray and the Seth Jones Effect

Seth Jones may be the best thing to happen to Ryan Murray in Murray’s NHL career thus far. Murray’s numbers have been floundering for the majority of the year. While many look to Jack Johnson as the team’s top defender, Murray must be considered the 1A option. Relied on to be the steadying presence for […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 17:  Scott Hartnell #43 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates up to a face off during the third period of 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)

Game #52 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Edmonton Oilers

The first game back from the All Star Break was a rude awakening for the Columbus Blue Jackets, as the visitors fell 5-1 to the Edmonton Oilers. The game opened with total Edmonton control, but it wasn’t until an explosive second period that the scoreboard showed the home team’s advantage. In the middle stanza, the […]

The Postal Service on Monday launched PC Postage in Washington, D.C., a stamp that can be printed through personal computers. Consumers would go online and print with an ordinary laser or inkjet printer, a barcode on each envelope to indicate mail processing information and postage payment. (Photo by E-Stamp via Newsmakers)

Week 17: Buckeye State Hockey Mailbag

Another week has passed by us and that means that the Buckeye State Hockey mailbag is officially a go. What is interesting is that I wrote about Korpisalo a week ago and said that if he kept up his current pace, he could see himself in the middle of a goalie controversy with Curtis McElhinney. Korpisalo […]

ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25:  66th overall pick T.J.Tynan by the Columbus Blue Jackets poses for a portrait during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

January 18-24 CBJ Prospect Week in Review

Greetings all! It’s time for another week in review and it was a busy week for the boys in the AHL who had four games on tap. To start things off, the Monsters ended their 10 game road trip with a game against Marko Dano and the Rockford IceHogs. The Hogs went out to a 2-0 lead before […]


Union Blue Radio Episode 41: Curveballs, Gang

Wednesday night, Sam, Alison, and Matt welcomed the CBJ’s Rob Mixer back to the podcast! Hear them talk about birthdays, impressions, groins, puppypalooza, 1738, fan culture and community, when the fairy tale happens, Family Feud, ducks in a row, Velveeta Cheese, balanced deployment, visual learners, being current, napping, Ticket to Ride, Alison’s Birthday, X-Files, Revolution […]

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 17:  Josh Gorges #26 and Raphael the NHL game on October 17, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game #51 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Montreal Canadiens

Tonight the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Montreal Canadiens by the score of 5-2. Again. No hat trick but they do enter the All Star Game with a win. Now for a much needed break for the team. Highlights: Good, Better, Best Good: Seth Jones Being a number one defensemen isn’t an easy task and […]

Olli Juolevi of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

OHL Game Notes 22-25: Sarnia, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Oshawa, Niagara, Barrie

A foursome of OHL games viewed this week, with Sarnia/Oshawa on January 17, London/Kingston on January 19, Niagara/Mississauga on January 22, and Barrie/Mississauga on January 24. Lots of high-end picks tracked, including the rare non-Columbus drafted prospect, in Sarnia’s Travis Konecny, the 2015 Flyers first rounder. London Matthew Tkachuk (NHL Central Scouting mid-term rank 1) had […]

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 27:  Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets gets a hug from teammate Boone Jenner #38 after s coring a goal in the first period against the Chicaho Blackhawks at the United Center on March 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Game #50: Montreal Canadiens @ Columbus Blue Jackets

Only two Columbus Blue Jackets players scored goals tonight. Thankfully, each did it multiple times to secure the 5-2 win in Columbus’ final home game before the All-Star break. Cam Atkinson notched his third career hat trick (with his dad in attendance) and Brandon Saad got two goals of his own to hand Montreal their […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28:  Olivier LeBlanc of the Columbus Blue Jackets poses for a portrait during the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

January 11-17 CBJ Prospect Week in Review/Monsters Catch Up

Greetings, all! Trying to get back to normalcy around here on the recap schedule, so with two weeks of Monsters games to do, let’s get to it. Continuing its 10 game road trip in Milwaukee, the Monsters had to work with two goalies who are not under contract with the CBJ as both Joonas Korpisalo […]

at American Airlines Center on December 15, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

Game #49: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins

A back-and-forth contest in Boston went the distance and then some, as the Columbus Blue Jackets fell in a shootout to the hometown Bruins. Regulation and overtime finished 2-2, with many ebbs and flows. Early on, the CBJ dictated pace but couldn’t get the majority of the goals. And later, the Bruins made a heavy push, […]