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CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/03/13

Cannonballs is a daily series where we will gather up links to other interesting stories from the Columbus Blue Jackets blogosphere, as well as general NHL and hockey news. While we strive to bring you the best coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets here at the Union and Blue, there are several other CBJ blogs that do a great job as well. So with that, here is today’s edition of Union and Blue Cannonballs! 

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Struggling, but Still Alive: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch shares his notes about the recent play of the Blue Jackets and what to expect during tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [ Puck Rakers ]

Taking Stock of the Blue Jackets with Davidson: Rick Gethin sat down with President of Hockey Operations John Davidson to discuss this season and where the Blue Jackets need to improve.  [ Fox Sports Ohio ]

Columbus Blue Jackets Prospects Invited to Canadian Selection Camp: Kerby Rychel and Josh Anderson were invited to selection camp by Hockey Canada for the 2013 World Junior Championship held in Sweden.  You can read more about it here! [ Union and Blue ]

Commodore Speaks: Gallos at The Dark Blue Jacket found an interview with CBJ alum Mike Commodore and shared his thoughts about Commodore’s Columbus comments.  You should check it out, it’s a great read! [ The Dark Blue Jacket ]

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What if Regulation Wins Counted for 3 Points: Greg Wyshynski looks at what the standings would be if the NHL gave 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for a shoot out or overtime win, 1 point for a shoot out or overtime loss, and 0 points for a regulation loss.  [ Puck Daddy ]

What if Olympic Hockey went to an Under-23 Format: An interesting look at how the rosters would look if the Olympics only allowed players who were under 23.  CBJs Ryan Murray might even show up on the Canadian Roster.  [ The Hockey Writers ]

Hockey Fans Throw 26,000 Teddy Bears on the Ice for Charity: One of my favorite videos of the last few days, The Teddy Bear toss is a great way to give back to the community.  Take a look at the video, it’s pretty awesome.  [ SB Nation ]

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