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Union and Blue Sep 30, 2022

Making a Push: Yegor Chinakhov

When we wrote up our thoughts on the opening night roster for the Columbus Blue Jackets this fall, we pinned Yegor Chinakhov to start the season in the AHL, with the Cleveland Monsters. The thought is, it’s better to have talented guys playing more minutes, than sitting in the press box. But a strong camp […] Making a Push: Yegor Chinakhov - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 29, 2022

The Future of the CBJ Defense Corps

The Blue Jackets signed Andrew Peeke on Tuesday to a three year contract extension, which keeps him locked up through the 2025-26 season. While the announcement was far more controversial than we expected, this seems like a solid deal for the club, locking down a guy who played top pairing minutes, for third pairing dollars. […] The Future of the CBJ Defense Corps - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 28, 2022

Peeke Extension Makes Sense

The Blue Jackets announced this morning that rugged defenseman Andrew Peeke has signed a three year, $8.25 million dollar contract extension. The $2.75m annual salary that will kick in next season is a huge raise for Peeke, who is slated to make $825k with the team this year ($787,500 cap hit). 3️⃣ more years of […] Peeke Extension Makes Sense - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 28, 2022

CBJ to Take on Sabres at Nationwide

Preseason game #3 is tonight in Columbus, as the Blue Jackets will take on the visiting Buffalo Sabres. There will be plenty of storylines to watch as training camp and the preseason continues, and tonight is no exception. With several players in the lineup this evening who are jockeying for a spot on the opening […] CBJ to Take on Sabres at Nationwide - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 27, 2022

Is Kent Johnson the Answer at Center?

We’ve talked at length about the lack of a true top line center on the Blue Jackets – it’s undoubtedly one of their biggest question marks heading into the season. While team captain Boone Jenner seemed likely to start the season in this role, our thought was that Cole Sillinger would eventually work into the […] Is Kent Johnson the Answer at Center? - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 26, 2022

Metro Rundown: After Strong Offseason, Where do Jackets Stand?

Training camp is well under way for the Blue Jackets, with many fans hopeful that the team can make a playoff push this season. While the club did improve, there are still holes in the lineup and questions that will need to be answered. More importantly, it should be noted that nearly every other team […] Metro Rundown: After Strong Offseason, Where do Jackets Stand? - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 22, 2022

Predicting the Special Teams Units

As training camp kicks off in Columbus, the Blue Jackets look to weed through nearly 70 camp invitees in search of filling out a roster of 23. Nearly all of the roster is easily predictable, except for maybe some depth spots – or who might start the season off as a healthy scratch. We released […] Predicting the Special Teams Units - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 20, 2022

Predicting the Opening Night Roster

Training camp is fast approaching for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and while there are plenty of positions on the roster locked down firmly, there are a few up for grabs. This team will again be one of the youngest in the NHL, but this year there is plenty of skill being inserted into the lineup. […] Predicting the Opening Night Roster - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 19, 2022

Traverse City Prospect Notes

The Blue Jacket prospects took a 3-2 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, finishing their Traverse City run with a 2-1-0 record. While the final game of the tournament was much closer than most expected, the team performed well enough to get the job done and afterward all 22 prospects from the […] Traverse City Prospect Notes - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 16, 2022

Jacket Prospects Drop 5-2 Decision to Detroit

Game two of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament did not go as well for the Blue Jacket prospects team, as they dropped a 5-2 decision. The game was closer than the score might indicate however, and they did not really play all that poorly. In fact, if you take Detroit free agent invitee Riley Piercey […] Jacket Prospects Drop 5-2 Decision to Detroit - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 15, 2022

Jackets Prospects Impressive in 7-1 Win Over Blues

The Blue Jackets prospects sent to Traverse City put in serious work against St Louis this afternoon in their first game of the tournament, leaving the rink with a 7-1 win. The entire team impressed and dominated play throughout the entire game, keeping the Blues prospect team on its heels and generating scoring chances seemingly […] Jackets Prospects Impressive in 7-1 Win Over Blues - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 14, 2022

Traverse City Roster Preview

The Columbus Blue Jackets will send a talented team to the annual Traverse City Prospects Tournament again this year, highlighted by three recent first round picks. Last year it was the Cole Sillinger and Yegor Chinakhov show, as both players dominated at the tournament and propelled themselves into full-time NHL roles. With such a talented […] Traverse City Roster Preview - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 14, 2022

2022 Season Preview: Emil Bemstrom

Emil Bemstrom, 6-0, 193 pounds June 1, 1999 (23 years old) Drafted 4th round (#117 overall), 2017 NHL Draft Cap hit: $900k through 2023-24 Role: Depth winger Given a two year contract extension this summer, Emil Bemstrom will look to finally establish himself firmly as an NHL player with the Blue Jackets. Once considered a […] 2022 Season Preview: Emil Bemstrom - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 13, 2022

2022 Season Preview: Nick Blankenburg

Nick Blankenburg, 5-9, 175 pounds May 12, 1998 (24 years old) Signed as a free agent April 8, 2022 Cap hit: $825k through 2023-24 Role: Depth defenseman Without a doubt, plenty of NHL teams with prospects playing for the Michigan Wolverines saw Nick Blankenburg play hockey over the last few seasons. But the Blue Jackets […] 2022 Season Preview: Nick Blankenburg - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Union and Blue Sep 12, 2022

2022 Season Preview: Justin Danforth

Justin Danforth, 5-9, 180 pounds March 15, 1993 (29 years old) Signed as a UFA (May 3, 2021) Cap hit: $975k through 2023-24 Role: Depth forward Heading into last fall, Justin Danforth was a player I simply could not see making the Blue Jackets. I thought the team simply had better options, and that Gregory […] 2022 Season Preview: Justin Danforth - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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