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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
This week for the roundtable we asked you, the readers, to give us a topic to discuss. You came through and gave us a great topic this week.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not a lot of Jackets news this past week, so many of us were looking forward to our weekly roundtable. Finally, we could do a deep dive into the Blue Jackets. Here was our topic: Away we go… Brett “Bert” Ireland (@RockmanHalo): All I can think to say is that it was a really bad, […]
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 […]
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.”