Fanshots

CBJ strategy: Letting Ovechkin rip shots on power play

4

Scene: Washington Capitals power play, Alex Ovechkin standing alone in the left circle, no Blue Jacket within four stick lengths.

Panic-inducing? Not for the Blue Jackets. It was by design. "You have to give up something on that power play, and that just happens to be the shot," Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney said.

via the Dispatch, this doesn't seem like the best strategy, although at least in a limited showing, it might be working? Is this crazy?

Just a note: Sam Hendren of WOSU-FM's Weekend Edition asked me to come on the program and talk...

+

Just a note: Sam Hendren of WOSU-FM's Weekend Edition asked me to come on the program and talk about the Jackets. My interview will air at 8:33 and 10:33 tomorrow morning!

-Matt

Administrative Note 2: Due to unforseen circumstances, no game threads were posted for the...

2

Administrative Note 2: Due to unforseen circumstances, no game threads were posted for the Nashville game. I sincerely apologize for this, and I can assure you it won't happen again.

Administrative note: No Shrapnel today due to Hell Cold. Please enjoy our coverage of tonight's...

3

Administrative note: No Shrapnel today due to Hell Cold. Please enjoy our coverage of tonight's game as scheduled!

-Matt

Everybody welcome Delaney Rose Umberger to the world. The 7 lb. young lady was born 11:52pm,...

2

Everybody welcome Delaney Rose Umberger to the world. The 7 lb. young lady was born 11:52pm, Thursday.

Aaron Portzline Our congratulations and good wishes from all of us at The Cannon to the Umberger family. Congratulations!

#CBJ recall D Grant Clitsome from #AHL's Springfield Falcons; assign D Mike Commodore to...

+

#CBJ recall D Grant Clitsome from #AHL's Springfield Falcons; assign D Mike Commodore to Springfield.

Blue Jackets twitter account, it's time to Clitsome

A very happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Cannonland! May your travels be safe, and may your...

+

A very happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Cannonland! May your travels be safe, and may your stomachs be full!...and of course, Go Jackets!

The Cannon staff

Editorial note: I got home from last night's game ready to write a recap, but when I came in the...

8

Editorial note: I got home from last night's game ready to write a recap, but when I came in the door one of my cats had fallen and badly hurt herself. After taking her to the vet, it was determined that the humane choice was to put her down at 8am this morning. I'll be back to talk hockey tomorrow, but I really don't have it in me to say much else right now.

-Matt.

In recognition of the National Hockey League’s message that Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month is...

2
In recognition of the National Hockey League’s message that Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month is identified by the color purple, the Columbus Blue Jackets will wear purple practice jerseys during tonight’s pre-game warm-ups to represent awareness for all types of cancers. The complete set of authentic worn jerseys will be individually autographed by the respective players and auctioned by the team’s charitable foundation during Hockey Fights Cancer Night in partnership with OhioHealth on Friday, Oct. 22 when the Jackets host the Calgary Flames... -Blue Jackets Press Release

Mike Arace, you ignorant slut...

3

Mike Arace, you ignorant slut...

Jeff Little kicks off a healthy debate as he performs a point/counterpoint look at Dispatch columnist Mike Arace's column this morning comparing the issues suffered by the Wild last year to Columbus' attempt to transition to a more up-tempo style of game.