It was the press conference heard around the hockey world. John Tortorella was not happy with the National Hockey League. The Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout back on Dec 29. In the eyes of Tortorella, he didn’t think the game should have ever went to a shootout. Zach
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zach Werenski got his first career hat trick, Elvis Merlikins stopped 36 shots in his first NHL start and the battered Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Tuesday night. Werenski and the Blue Jackets served up a rude homecoming for Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who was making his first
The first of the big crop of RFA’s has his new deal. It was a great day for both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Zach Werenski. Werenski agreed to a new three-year deal worth $15 million that will see the defenseman get $4 million in 2019-20, $4 million in 2020-21 and $7 million in 2021-22.
On McAvoy and Provorov after Werenski signing (three years, $15 million) Bob McKenzie: Tweet thread. “Nothing imminent on the Charlie McAvoy (BOS) or Ivan Provorov (PHI) RFA deals but with camp opening this week, and CBJ signing Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15M deal today, expectation is talks on McAvoy and Provorov will heat up
Hurricanes and Ducks talking Faulk Elliotte Friedman: Need to keep an eye on the Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks regarding defenseman Justin Faulk. There have been ongoing talks between the two teams. There are still some details to be worked out. Elliotte Friedman: Faulk has a partial no-trade clause and the Ducks are on it.
© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports About AAV for Rantanen? Adrian Dater: The gap between the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent Mikko Rantanen is not about the term, it’s about the AAV. Many offers for Boeser James (@Account4hockey): Michael Russo said on KFAN 103 on labour day that the Vancouver Canucks have made contract
© Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports Canadiens looking at Pominville? Eric Engels: Have been hearing that the Montreal Canadiens are considering forward Jason Pominville. There have been some talks but nothing is imminent. Something to keep an eye on. Joe Yerdon: Pominville this morning when asked if he’s been negotiating with the Canadiens: “Really!? Wow! I’ve
Blue Jackets and Werenski’s camp to talk soon Aaron Portzline: There isn’t any indication that the Columbus Blues Jackets are close to signing RFA defenseman Zach Werenski. There also isn’t any indication that they have hit a snag in their negotiations. There currently isn’t any urgency to get a contract done, but that could change
© Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers again… Allan Mitchell of The Athletic: The Edmonton Oilers ruined many a young prospect in their time. Jesse Puljujarvi remains far from an exception. Nail Yakupov appears to be the closest comparison as he started with 17 goals as a rookie. Subsequently, Yakupov
Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue… © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A bridge deal for Point makes sense … A good chance Kreider is moved by the deadline Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Could see the Tampa Bay Lightning trying to do a bridge deal
The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Werenski Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: Do the Columbus Blue Jackets look at signing restricted free agent defenseman Zach Werenski to a bridge deal or do they try to get a long-term deal? Which road does Werenski prefer? Werenski doesn’t have a lot of leverage this offseason
Charlie McAvoy big deal? Maybe not so fast… Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston: A myriad of arguments is used as to why Charlie McAvoy is not near that level of a Zach Werenski. The one clear aspect is health. Second, McAvoy showing flashes is one thing but producing throughout an entire season is different.
© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports No urgency for the Rangers and Trouba yet Larry Brooks of The NY Post: Jacob Trouba‘s arbitration date is set for July 25th and it seems that it would be a surprise if it got that far. It seems unlikely that they’d settle on a one-year deal as it would
© Jason Mowry-USA TODAY Sports Teams having a hard time justifying Marner offer sheet Jonah (@yyzsportsmedia): Brian Burke said on Sportsnet 590 that teams are having a hard time justifying the money the Marner wants and that the Maple Leafs won’t match the offer. Teams don’t want to piss the Maple Leafs off and not
Flames aren’t concerned about a Tkachuk offer sheet Pat Steinberg: Calgary Flames assistant GM Craig Conroy said that they aren’t concerned for restricted free agent forward Matthew Tkachuk signing an offer sheet. Conroy on contract negotiations with Tkachuk. “Matthew has always said he wants to be back. It’s not like anything is negative here. Both
© Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports Capitals free up some cash to attempt to sign free agents Elliotte Friedman: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Washington Capitals used some of the salary cap space they gained in the Matt Niskanen-Radko Gudas trade to re-sign Carl Hagelin. Brian McNally: The Capitals needed some extra salary cap
report this ad A rusty start. A better middle. A rough ending. That’s how one could summarize Game 1 for the Columbus Blue Jackets in their series against the Boston Bruins. As many expected, the Blue Jackets looked like a team who had nine days since their last game. The Bruins took advantage of that
Raise your hand if you thought the Blue Jackets would come home with a 2-0 lead on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Put your hand down, you liar. The Blue Jackets did the almost unthinkable and won the first two games at Amalie Arena, including a decisive 5-1 win in Game 2 on Friday night. The