Maple Leafs Somehow Rid Themselves Of David Clarkson's Contract

The Maple Leafs earned a small victory today. Ha, no, not on the ice. Toronto found a team willing to take on the albatross that is David Clarkson's contract. Congratulations, Blue Jackets! » 2/26/15 6:41pm 2/26/15 6:41pm

Neither Of Those Are How You Spell "Columbus"

Chalk this one up as another example of Los Angeles local news having hockey problems if you must, but I figure the chyron operator was probably just thinking about quantifying the electrical charge of certain old-world monkeys, as we all do from time to time. » 2/10/15 3:08pm 2/10/15 3:08pm

Sources: Jack Johnson's Parents Also Screwed Over His Grandfather

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson's parents have left their son with a mountain of debt, but this apparently wasn't the first time Jack Sr. and Tina Johnson took advantage of a family member. According to two sources with knowledge of the transaction, Johnson's parents secretly seized ownership of his… » 1/28/15 2:50pm 1/28/15 2:50pm

How Jack Johnson's Parents Screwed Him And Left Him Millions In Debt

Jack Johnson's financial troubles came to light in November, when the Columbus Dispatch revealed that the Blue Jackets defenseman had filed for bankruptcy after his parents—who had been in control of his money since 2008—created eight figures' worth of debt for him. But it wasn't just poor management: according to a… » 1/14/15 2:10pm 1/14/15 2:10pm

Former NHL Ref: Jack Edwards "Has No Credibility"

Notorious Bruins homer Jack Edwards was in rare form on Saturday night. If you missed it, the NESN broadcaster lost his shit after the puck hit the netting above the glass, play continued, and about 90 seconds later, the Blue Jackets scored. Edwards starts reaching core instability around the two-minute mark of the… » 12/29/14 2:34pm 12/29/14 2:34pm

Jack Johnson's Bankruptcy Filing Claims His Parents Spent All His Money

If you haven't yet read the Columbus Dispatch article on Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson, do so. It's an insane (but not uncommon) story about how a pro athlete, who signed a $30.5 million contract in 2011, ends up filing for bankruptcy. » 11/20/14 11:14am 11/20/14 11:14am

Nathan Horton's Career Is Probably Done And He's Really Sad

Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton will probably never play another NHL game, stricken by a mysterious degenerative back injury that has made hockey impossible, and will probably require career-ending surgery if Horton hopes to live a pain-free life. It's a sad, shitty thing to happen to anyone, let alone a 29-year-old… » 11/13/14 1:18pm 11/13/14 1:18pm

Large Blue Jackets Fan Dancing In Extreme Slow Motion Is Heavenly

Meet "Dancing Kevin." He's a Columbus Blue Jackets staple, and it seems he pulled out all the stops for Saturday's home opener against the Rangers, enlisting the help of a nearby bear to guzzle multiple cans of Labatt Blue and dance with everything God gave him. And God blessed Kevin with a bountiful harvest to share. » 10/13/14 10:00am 10/13/14 10:00am

Blue Jackets Not Fucking Around With Ryan Johansen Contract Negotiations

After a breakout 33-goal season, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is seeking a bigger payday. But he and Columbus are far apart on just how big, and Johansen isn't planning to report to camp when it opens tomorrow. So the Blue Jackets just pulled something I don't know that I've ever seen a team do, at least not via… » 9/17/14 1:39pm 9/17/14 1:39pm

Surprise: A Hockey Player Lied About His Concussion

I read this quote from Columbus's James Wisniewski with more resignation than frustration. From the Dispatch, he's talking about going head-first into the boards in the sixth and deciding game of the Blue Jackets' first-round series loss to Pittsburgh: » 5/07/14 5:58pm 5/07/14 5:58pm

Why Sidney Crosby Got Booed In Pittsburgh

Let's mince no words here in saying that Sidney Crosby, the greatest active hockey player in the universe, is the reason that the Pittsburgh Penguins are not currently playing their home games in Kansas City. He is beloved in his adopted hometown, but when you're as good as he is, love only gets you so far. Ahead of… » 4/28/14 3:59pm 4/28/14 3:59pm

Blue Jackets Fan Mixes Up His BJs

Ohio is catching Blue Jackets fever! Last night, ESPN's Browns writer Tony Grossi learned a little bit about his local hockey team, and also acronyms: » 4/24/14 10:25am 4/24/14 10:25am

Blue Jackets Win In OT After Marc-Andre Fleury's Screwup In Regulation

The Blue Jackets won their second playoff game ever when Nick Foligno flicked a long shot past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. But how the Pens blow a 3-0 lead in the first period? Let's go back to the end of regulation. » 4/23/14 10:44pm 4/23/14 10:44pm

We Are All Crying Blue Jackets Kid

Sports aren't fair. Your team is supposed to win! And sometimes they look like they're gonna win, and don't win, and you're stuck with a moment of clarity that none of this has any meaning, no greater power cares a whit for your existence, and you're just ticking down your days on this cold rock until the black… » 4/22/14 1:10pm 4/22/14 1:10pm

Columbus Blue Jackets Win First Ever Playoff Game In Double Overtime

The Columbus Blue Jackets qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history in the 2008-2009 season. They dropped four straight to the Detroit Red Wings, who eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Columbus did not make it back to the playoffs until this year and dropped… » 4/19/14 11:23pm 4/19/14 11:23pm

Hockey Fan Pounding On Glass Sent Flying From Check Into The Boards

This is from the Canadiens and Blue Jackets game in Montreal Thursday night. A fan, pounding on the glass, is absolutely hammered back into the seats when a Blue Jacket and Canadien collide in the exact same spot she was hitting. Amazing. » 3/22/14 12:21pm 3/22/14 12:21pm

How The Decision To Postpone Blue Jackets-Stars Was Made

When Rich Peverley collapsed, everyone—from the players who immediately summoned help, to the medical staff who treated him, to the officials who decided to postpone the game, to the league and in-arena personnel who kept fans informed—did their jobs perfectly and kept a scare from becoming a tragedy. » 3/11/14 9:14am 3/11/14 9:14am