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Union Blue Radio Episode 55: Fake Facts

Tuesday evening, Sam and Matt blathered on about various hockey things. Hear them talk about wonderful amounts of time, California, what He-Man didn’t say, a learning experience, culture in your yogurt, Cleveland basketball, maneuverability, wandering around in the wilderness, spring chickens, Canalside (Buffalo), and Wendy’s 4 for 4. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/35/items/UnionBlueRadioEpisode55FakeFacts/2016-5-24PodcastFinal.mp3 Don’t forget: you can find this podcast […]

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 19: Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia makes a save against Germany at Ice Palace on May 19, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images)

Three thoughts on the 2016 IIHF World Championship

As the 2016 IIHF World Championship has come and gone, Blue Jackets participants now have a long offseason to look forward to. Before the dust settles, I want to take a look at the tournament that was for the lucky players who took part in it. 1. Sergei Bobrovsky may have his swagger back After […]

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Lake Erie Monsters 2nd Round Recap

The Lake Erie Monsters advanced to the AHL Central Division Final against the Grand Rapids Griffins after sweeping the Rockford IceHogs in round two of the AHL playoffs and it was a story that took a bit longer than many thought early on to get told. So let’s take a look at the series that […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Jonathan Ang and the necessity of shooting

Nothing can describe the season Jonathan Ang had better than the famous Wayne Gretzky quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” I’ve seen close to every game Ang has played this season and every time he got the puck in the offensive zone I just wanted to be that fan who […]

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)

Buckeye State Hockey Awards: Best Prospect

Over the next month or so, we will be announcing the Buckeye State Hockey staff awards for the 2015-16 season. Recently we went over the Most Improved Player, give it a read here. This week we are doing the Blue Jackets best prospect. Joonas Korpisalo Do we still count Joonas Korpisalo as a prospect? If […]

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Union Blue Radio Episode 54: The Magic Word

Tuesday evening, Sam and Matt sat down to talk playoffs and CBJ things. Hear them talk about nicknames, egg on faces, a spare 4 million dollars, internal bleeding, keeping up with the Joneses, anthropomorphic mailboxes, marriage, the veal (try it), atherosclerosis, the next Lidstrom, Wennberg vs McDavid, Skully’s, and Doughboys Podcast. https://ia601507.us.archive.org/26/items/UnionBlueRadioEpisode54TheMagicWord/2016-5-17PodcastFinal.mp3 Don’t forget: you […]

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31:  Kevin Reich #30 of Team Germany stops a shot by Jesse Puljujarvi #13 of Team Finland in a preliminary round game during the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships at the Bell Centre on December 31, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Team Finland defeated Team Germany 2-0.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Draft Q & A – Focusing on Finland

Hello, all! Now that we know the results of the draft lottery, based on the majority of prospect rankings, it seems likely the Jackets draft a Finn in this year’s Draft with Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujärvi both ranking in the top three with Auston Matthews. I decided to get a hold of two Finnish writers for some […]

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2016 NHL Draft: Big 3 Defenders – Mikhail Sergachev

On June 24, three defensemen are likely to hear their names called in the top ten of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft: Windsor’s Mikhail Sergachev, Sarnia’s Jakob Chychrun, and London’s Olli Juolevi. 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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Union Blue Radio Episode 53: Snackchat

Wednesday evening, Sam, Alison, and Matt had Buckeye State Hockey’s own The Coach as a podcast guest! Hear them talk about the Big Three, Bar Rescue, hyper-arrogance, shrug emoji, the World Championships, counting contracts, black boxes, Amanda Best Kessel, Jo Pawvelski, John Wayne Gacy, that odd twinge, yelps of joy, Fort McMurray, Radiohead, Keanu, and […]

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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