Tag Archives: Columbus Blue Jackets

Report: Capitals Among Teams Willing To Give Up First-Round Pick For Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno

Photo: Hockey Wilderness According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams that are potentially willing to trade a first-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets to acquire captain Nick Foligno. … Continue reading

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Coaching Clashes: Pierre-Luc Dubois The Latest In Coach-Player Saga in John Tortorella’s Time In Columbus

Jerome Miron/USA Today Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach John Tortorella is an accomplished NHL Head Coach, with a Stanley Cup win just one accomplishment on a resume that includes 657 wins (the most by an American-born NHL Head Coach), two … Continue reading

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Report: Blue Jackets Acquire Patrik Laine, Jack Roslovic From Jets For Pierre-Luc Dubois, Third-Round Pick

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic in exchange for center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a third-round pick. Roslovic, who was a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract that … Continue reading

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Evaluating the NHL Central Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2020-21 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. The regional realignment sees all Canadian teams moving into the new … Continue reading

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2020-21 Central Division Preview

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the realigned divisions are set and with the 2020-21 season just days away, NoVa Caps continues with their division previews. Today, we look at the Central Division, which features both Stanley Cup finalists:

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Report: Stars Cancel Friday’s Training Camp Activities Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Photo: Visit Frisco The Dallas Stars canceled their practice on Friday. The team could not tell why but according to The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro and Saad Yousuf, the cancellation was COVID-19 related. The Columbus Blue Jackets also announced that they … Continue reading

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Golden Knights, Blue Jackets Close Facilities After Multiple Positive COVID-19 Tests

Photo: Ron Futrell/Twitter According to TSN, at least four Vegas Golden Knights players tested positive for COVID-19 and sources have indicated that number could be higher. In addition, multiple family members of Golden Knights’ players have tested positive just ahead … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Defenses For 2020-21 Season

Metropolitan Division teams made big changes this offseason, with several significant moves coming on defense. Last month, NoVa Caps looked at Metropolitan Division goalie tandems. Now, it’s time to examine the eight teams’ projected defenses for the 2020-21 NHL season and … Continue reading

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A Look At Possible Trade Partners For Capitals

After signing three right-handed defensemen in Justin Schultz, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, and Paul LaDue in free agency, the Washington Capitals are currently more than $1 million over the NHL salary cap. The only solution: someone appears to be heading out the … Continue reading

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2020 Offseason Report Cards: Metropolitan Division

Photo: Perry Nelson/Getty Images As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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