Ahoy, Jackets Cannon readers!
Welcome back to Cannon Blasts, the segment that’s supposed to be regular but I sometimes lose track of time and don’t get to it as often as I’d like.
And I usually like to open these with some sort of expanded thoughts or a mini column or something but, today, I have nothing. If you wanna chat, lets do so in the comments.
Lets get to the news!
- It was a bummer of a loss over the weekend against the Islanders. If you missed what happened, head to our recap.
- It was a split weekend for the Monsters, who beat the Syracuse Crunch in overtime but couldn’t get it done against them in regulation.
- Tom Reed of the Athletic has as much of an update as you can hope for in the immediate aftermath of Ryan Murray going down with a foot injury.
- Anthony Duclair has seen a bit of a dip in production as of late. Chris Pennington at 1st Ohio Battery explains.
- Union and Blue’s William Espy says goaltending is a bit of an issue for the Jackets and lays out some potential solutions.
- William Nylander is a Toronto Maple Leaf.
- The Hersey Bears set a Teddy Bear Toss record. Also, Teddy Bear Tosses are, I think, my favorite promotion in minor lea...scratch that, my favorite promotion in sports.
- In the latest edition of “Ilya Kovalchuck’s No Good, Very Bad Return to the NHL,” he’ll miss four weeks due to a squints...”ankle thing”?
- I’d like to give major stick taps to the Buffalo Sabres for one hell of a November.
- The College Football Playoff is set. And it’s complete bullhonkey UCF isn’t in.
- I don’t need to tell you, but I’m about to - Ohio State is seemingly always in the CFP conversation (deservedly or not, but that’s another conversation).
- While there are four teams playing for the national title, four teams who were bowl eligible didn’t get invites at all.
- The San Antonio Spurs have been the forerunner for the NBA for nearly two decades. Are they...are they starting to fall behind?
- We have our first real blockbuster trade of the winter in baseball and the Mets still wont contend in the NL East.
- The National Lacrosse League recently lost two weeks due to a labor dispute, but it has since been resolved and they’ve unveiled an amended schedule. The season starts December 15. Go Swarm.