Columbus Blue Jackets News Blue Jackets NewsMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:50:39 +0000Q and A with John Davidson: Training camp, Zach Werenski and more<div class="article-item__preview"><p><em>This is the first part of a series of articles featuring Q&amp;A sessions with Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson. He sat down with CBJ radio host Bob McElligott to discuss the team's upcoming training camp, the status of the locker room, the 'it factory' with <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-B5B20DB7197685F3848AE">Zach Werenski</span> and more. Part two of this series is coming soon.</em></p><p>McElligott: Last year was the team's first full season with John Tortorella, he held the training camp, they went through it, (and) they were better for it. What do you expect with (the team) coming back, the majority of them, with a second year of his training camp?</p></div> StaffMon, 21 Aug 2017 15:50:39 +0000#CBJ Social Roundup: August 21<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Cam asks a question we're all wondering, Bob and Nick joke around and more in this week's roundup:</p><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"> </div> </div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"><span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-14C44BCAE6B6306A0AC8F"><a href="" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Is it October yet??? ������</a></span></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by camatkinson13 (@camatkinson13) on <time datetime="2017-08-14T23:21:11+00:00" style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;">Aug 14, 2017 at 4:21pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote><script async="" defer="defer" src="//"></script><p> </p></div> StaffMon, 21 Aug 2017 14:42:48 +0000Catching Up With Sergei Bobrovsky<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Earlier this summer, <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-AB693A7AE6D12CFF160BB">Sergei Bobrovsky</span> joined Twitter so that he could share moments of his life and training with his fans across the world. Jody Shelley was able to catch up with Sergei while he was in Austria to discuss more about his social media use and his training regimen. Watch the full video above and check out some of his tweets below:</p></div> StaffThu, 17 Aug 2017 19:34:10 +0000Top 5 Home Games This Season<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Are you missing Blue Jackets hockey? In just over a month's time, the first preseason game brings the team back to Nationwide Arena (<strong><span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-B05AD21630C80C692299E"><a href=";camefrom=CFC_CBJ_TOP_5_ART" target="_blank">Tickets on sale now</a></span></strong>). And come October, the Jackets begin their 2017-18 campaign with 41 home games that are sure to bring "can't miss" moments for fans.</p><p>We've picked five games you want to be sure to see in person this season. Check out our list and get ready to lock in your seats for these games and more!</p></div>Alison LukanThu, 17 Aug 2017 15:20:37 +0000Shaw's impact felt in first season with Jackets<div class="article-item__preview"><p>When Brad Shaw joined the Jackets as an assistant coach last summer, the team was looking for someone who could shepherd one of the youngest defensive corps in the League towards success. So far, Shaw is delivering on that expectation.</p><p>"Brad Shaw is one of the most intellectual guys I've met as far as how he looks at the game," head coach John Tortorella said. "He's been a huge hire for us. It's a perfect time for him to come together with this group. Shaw is very good at teaching them the subtle little things. It's terrific."</p></div>Alison LukanTue, 15 Aug 2017 14:30:38 +0000Foligno leads NHL vs. Docs event to benefit NEO Kids<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Being a Blue Jacket isn't just about playing hockey, it's about giving back and making a difference. And last week, led by captain <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-BF13CED3E8D22562C6B97">Nick Foligno</span>, a group of Jackets found a way to put the two roles together at the second annual NHL vs. Docs game that benefits the Neo Kids Foundation in Sudbury, Ontario.</p><p>This year's event has raised over $50,000 to date and the two-year total for NHL vs. Docs has surpassed the $175,000 mark.</p><p>"As hockey players, we have a unique opportunity to do special things in the community," defenseman <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-173941B745EA049CC5691">Scott Harrington</span> said. "This cause is very close to Nick and his family's heart. They want to give back and help and there was no hesitation from any of the guys when Nick approached us."</p></div>Alison LukanMon, 14 Aug 2017 17:39:55 +0000#CBJ Social Roundup: August 14<div class="article-item__preview"><p>Throwback pics, concerts, a great cause, workouts and more! This week's roundup:</p><p> </p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">What an incredible night! Big thanks to everyone who came out to support such a great cause for our community and the north! <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-82AAE25700EDC8E0BE7B8"><a href="">#NEOKids</a></span> <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-848631B90AE13B89CF0B6"><a href="">#proud</a></span> <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-B9D332A672944A5FAF996"><a href=""></a></span></p>- <span class="token token-playerCard" id="token-0C21A1C542F3B747F5A80">Nick Foligno</span> (@NickFoligno) <span class="token token-hyperLink" id="token-60EA96F4AE8395E0AABBD"><a href="">August 12, 2017</a></span></blockquote><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//"></script><p> </p></div> StaffMon, 14 Aug 2017 15:45:17 +0000Jackets defense to build on solid 2016-17 campaign<div class="article-item__preview"><p>When the Blue Jackets started to get ready for last season, John Tortorella had a new direction in mind for his team. It was time to change the way the Jackets were going to play, starting in the defensive end of the ice.</p><p>"It's a speed game now," head coach John Tortorella said during training camp. "It's not 15-20 years ago (where you are) worrying about if your D is going to be able to handle the physical play. It's about moving the puck and getting going. The game has completely changed. It's about tempo and skill, and getting out of your end zone as quickly as possible."</p><p>With that in mind, the 2016-17 Jackets rolled out a younger, new look defensive group, and they helped bring about immediate results. After losing their first two games, the Jackets won six of their next nine and, of course, strung together that 16-game winning streak.</p><p><span class="token token-photo" id="token-C3338AB81134316DD1D9C"><!--284851270--></span></p></div>Alison LukanThu, 10 Aug 2017 19:37:32 +0000Jackets, Fox Sports Ohio honored with Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>COLUMBUS, OHIO - </b>Columbus Blue Jackets game telecasts on FOX Sports Ohio received an Emmy at the 53<sup>rd</sup> Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards presented last weekend. The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts &amp; Sciences, which consists of Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Zanesville, along with parts of Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, awarded the Columbus Blue Jackets on FOX Sports Ohio the Emmy for<b> Sports Event/Game - Live/Unedited</b>. </p></div> StaffThu, 10 Aug 2017 14:56:06 +0000CBJ single game tickets for 2017-18 season go on sale Friday, August 18<div class="article-item__preview"><p><b>COLUMBUS, OHIO -</b> The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that single-game tickets for home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2017-18 season, including the Friday, October 6 home opener against the New York Islanders, will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m.   </p><p>As a special consideration for Blue Jackets fans within the state of Ohio, the club also announced that Ohio residents will have the first opportunity to purchase single-game tickets when they go on sale. The exclusive presale for Ohio residents will be in effect through Monday, August 21 at 10 a.m. with tickets for those residing outside the state of Ohio available starting at that time. Residency is based on credit card billing address.  </p></div> StaffWed, 09 Aug 2017 16:30:57 +0000