Often deemed too small by NHL scouts and executives, undersized players frequently have a harder time breaking into the National Hockey League. Many are overlooked and go undrafted since they do not fit the traditional mold of a professional hockey player. However, smaller players have found their way into the NHL and made history.
Sometimes in sports, a player winds up on a team and it seems like a perfect match. That appears to be the case for Rebecca Russo and the Metropolitan Riveters. Russo is one of the faces of the NWHL as it ends the third chapter and prepares to begin a fourth, and despite ties to
Our Kristyn Repke posed a great question to Cam Atkinson after Friday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Cam Atkinson was asked tonight by @kristynrepke why #CBJ have been so consistently inconsistent this season. His answer ->> pic.twitter.com/3sYBEawdUu — Brian Hedger (@JacketsInsider) February 17, 2018 Notice Atkinson’s answer. He first says “I can’t really
The Columbus Blue Jackets’ last two games can be summed up in just a few words. They are as follows: critical mistakes, losing momentum, failure to regain momentum. Repeat. This vicious cycle has plagued the Blue Jackets for far too long this season. It’s now to the point where many around the league wonder if
The Columbus Blue Jackets power play was the talk of the National Hockey League early on in the 2016-17 regular season. Their success rate was sky-high and teams could not solve them. Special teams were key in the Blue Jackets’ 16-game win streak and kept them at or near the top of the Metropolitan Division
For all the challenges that the Columbus Blue Jackets have faced this season, they find themselves in a playoff spot. Despite a less than stellar December, they’re right in the thick of the race. If you’re an opponent of the Blue Jackets, this is bad news. They are primed for a big rebound in the
Christmas Break is over. For the Columbus Blue Jackets, it’s time to get back to business. They open their post-Christmas schedule and finish calendar-year 2017 with three tough games. They play in Pittsburgh and Ottawa then come home to face the NHL-leading Lightning. What are we watching for from now until the end of January?
This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Contract Relief for Cam Atkinson The Blue Jackets officially extended forward Cam Atkinson’s contract Friday morning with a seven-year, $40.25 million deal. It was a huge relief for the
The Columbus Blue Jackets and forward Cam Atkinson have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension worth $40.25 million. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $5.75 million per season and was originally reported by Aaron Portzline of the Athletic on Thursday night. EXCLUSIVE: The Athletic: #CBJ, Cam Atkinson agree to terms
The Nashville Predators have turned into the hockey world’s darlings after an incredible run to the Stanley Cup Final. They were the last team to get into the playoffs but the underdogs have been almost flawless this postseason. Their run has been remarkable but when you think about it, it’s nowhere near insane why they’re
Welcome back to our Blue Jackets offseason roundtable. In Part 1, we talked expansion draft and entry draft. Now we shift our focus to potential moves the team could make. Our Blue Jackets writers (Kenyon, Jeff, Dan and myself) return with answers to those questions and more. Let’s jump right in. Salary Cap Troubles? Question