Elvis Merzlikins Contract Extension Still Not Providing Clear Answers

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Last week the Columbus Blue Jackets extended the contract of goaltender Elvis Merzlikins. Jarmo Kekalainen and company gave Merzlikins, 26, a healthy bump in salary, pushing him up to $4-million per year through the next two seasons. This pushes the Latvian netminder above Joonas Korpisalo but still doesn’t provide any clear answers on who will […] READ MORE



Columbus Blue Jackets Winners and Losers: October 2018

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The opening month of the 2018-19 season has not been an overly promising one for the Columbus Blue Jackets. While there is no reason to start panicking, there is plenty of room for improvement. These are the winners and losers for the Blue Jackets for October 2018. Columbus Blue Jackets Winners and Losers of October […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers are insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around till the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Jarome Iginla Retires

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Jarome Iginla has announced he is officially retiring from the NHL. The Calgary Flames will hold a press conference to announce the retirement. The future Hall of Famer spent 16 seasons with the Flames and 20 seasons in the NHL. “It’s been a fun adventure, for my family and I. Some great cities, great people. […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Re-Sign Boone Jenner

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed restricted free agent forward Boone Jenner to a four-year deal worth $15 million or $3.75 million per season AAV. The deal covers three UFA seasons for Jenner. This comes after a season in a season in which Jenner has struggled to find his footing offensively. Just two seasons removed from […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Acquire Marcus Kruger from Carolina Hurricanes

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The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Marcus Kruger and a third-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Jordan Martinook and a fourth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Arizona Coyotes Trade for Marcus Kruger You seldom hear of a trade during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but one […] READ MORE




Colorado Avalanche Give Head Coach Jared Bednar One-Year Extension

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The Colorado Avalanche have handed head coach Jared Bednar a one-year contract extension today. This means that Bednar’s contract now has two seasons left on it. After a successful season, Bednar was handed the new deal keeping him in Colorado through the 2019-20 season. Colorado Avalanche Extend the Contract of Head Coach Jared Bednar The […] READ MORE