Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Columbus Blue Jackets

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on […] READ MORE


RFA Patrik Laine Signed With Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Patrik Laine, their restricted free agent right-winger, to a one-year contract worth $7.5 million. Laine accepted the qualifying offer tendered by the Blue Jackets yesterday. He will be a restricted free agent again next summer. As expected, CBJ F Patrik Laine accepts his qualifying offer. So, his salary for the […] READ MORE


2021 Columbus Blue Jackets Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE


Report: John Tortorella Won’t Return As Columbus Blue Jackets Coach

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have decided that they will not be bringing back John Tortorella. The news comes after the conclusion of Columbus’s unexpectedly rough season. The Athletic: John Tortorella won’t return as coach of Blue Jackets next season, per sources. After six seasons, the winningest coach in #CBJ history will move on when his […] READ MORE


Arizona Coyotes Roster Needs Upgrading to Succeed

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Sure, the Arizona Coyotes are now one point ahead of the St. Louis Blues for the final playoff spot after action on April 19th, but can they get there with the roster they currently have? Good question. Although the Blues have three games in hand, they also have a tougher schedule down the stretch. It’s […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers

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Hello and welcome to a Wednesday edition of NHL rumours! The deadline is past, but there is plenty for teams to ponder. Organizations are busy preparing for the postseason or considering how they might approach the offseason and the critical addition of the Seattle Kraken. Today’s NHL rumours feature the Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Boone Jenner Out Six Weeks After Broken Finger Surgery

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The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that forward Boone Jenner would be out about six weeks to recover from broken finger surgery. Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner underwent successful surgery today to repair a broken finger and is expected to be sidelined for approximately six weeks.#CBJ | @Huntington_Bank https://t.co/PLxz4wbR2X — Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 7, 2021 Boone Jenner Out Six […] READ MORE