After an interesting weekend in Buffalo, I figured that many of you would have some questions for our semi-weekly mailbag. Boy, was I right. Let’s do this thing.
The final round, where the scouts get paid the big bucks. For every unknown player that never makes it into the league, you also have Henrik Zetterberg, a hidden gem drafted by the Red Wings in the seventh round. The Jackets in the seventh round selected Calvin Thurkauf of the Kelowna Rockets. His second time […]
No relation to the other “famous” Ohio Thome, Pete Thome is looking to make just as big of an impact. He will have to do it as a netminder though. In the sixth round with the 155th pick, Thome was selected coming out of the NAHL. He is committed to play for the North Dakota […]
On a day that was lacking any major movement, the Blue Jackets decided to shake things up a bit. Today they traded Kerby Rychel for Scott Harrington and a conditional fifth round pick. Rychel, a former first round draft pick had reportedly demanded a trade as recently as last fall to hopefully get an opportunity […]
As the second day got started, the Blue Jackets took a USHL defender in Andrew Peeke, much to the surprise of many, as people had him ranked as a third round grade. The Jackets then had a player with a first round grade fall right into their lap in the third round. Vitaly Abramov, a […]
Day two of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft kicked off Saturday morning. The Columbus Blue Jackets went to work with their second pick of the event (34th overall) to select defenseman Andrew Peeke of the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. Peeke is set to join Notre Dame in the fall, where he’ll be a part of the […]
After the Blue Jackets surprised everyone by selecting Pierre Luc-Dubois in the first round. They have a chance to make waves once again, this time in the second round. Still have plenty of players available in the second round that warranted first round grades. Here are a few players that I think the Blue Jackets […]
After speculation leading up to the NHL Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets kept and used the 3rd overall pick. The surprise: the player they picked. Nevermind the Big Three: it’s Pierre-Luc Dubois coming to the Jackets. Dubois was a center and a winger with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the QMJHL. The forward finished […]
Better late than never they always say. I have used every last day to research players and give you my final draft rankings. This is not meant to be a mock draft, it’s meant more as if I was a scout and was submitting my list to a GM. There will be some head scratches […]
Today, it was announced that the Blue Jackets re-signed William Karlsson to a two year extension.The two year deal will be worth one million annually, totaling two million over the course of the contract. The young Swede broke into the league permanently last year after having an impressive training camp. He only amassed twenty points […]
This week’s announcement of the newest NHL franchise in Vegas got us to thinking about the impact on the Jackets overall. Let’s see what the Buckeye State Hockey folks had to say… AlisonL: So now we know it’s official, Las Vegas is getting an NHL team and the expansion draft rules are out. What were […]
It’s that time of year again. This will be the third year in a row I will be writing about sleepers who should be available in the seventh round. Last years post was very successful with three players; Rudolf Balcers, Cameron Hughes, and Brett Seney getting drafted. To qualify as a sleeper the player needs […]
The weekly mailbag is back and it is here to give you all the info you could ever need as a Blue Jackets fan. Let’s not waste any time and get right into it.
Hello all, it’s time for my annual guess at what the CBJ will do at the NHL Entry Draft. Unlike the last few years, I don’t have a real theme like “the CBJ should focus on defense” or “the CBJ need to take a goalie” (for the record, I think we should this year but with […]
On a day filled with other Blue Jackets news, the re-signing of Anton Forsberg may be the best news of the day. The Calder Cup winning goalie is coming off of an unheard of playoff run, where he passed Joonas Korpisalo on the depth chart. What exactly is the future for Anton Forsberg? The young […]