Oct 27, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets ice girls clean the ice during the second period against the Anaheim Ducks at Nationwide Arena. Anaheim beat Columbus 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of Columbus Blue Jackets And NHL Links – 12/04/13

Oct 27, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

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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Ryan Johansen Becoming a Star with the CBJ: Chris Battaglia from The Score has a great article up on Ryan Johansen and how he is breaking out for the Blue Jackets this season. [ The Score ]

Kerby Rychel Traded to the Guelph Storm: I know my heart skipped a beat when I saw “Kerby Rychel” and “traded” in the same sentence, but this is an OHL level deal. Rob Mixer takes a look at the trade over at Blue Jackets.com [ Blue Jackets.com ]

Columbus Blue Jackets: Answers Are On the Way: A great read over at the Hockey Writers. Matthew Souva states things will turn around for the Jackets in the next few weeks with big parts of their lineup returning from injuries. [ The Hockey Writers ]

NHL:

LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks Unveil Stadium Series Uniforms: After the Islanders unveiled their Stadium Series uniforms last week, the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks did the same yesterday afternoon. Both contain some of the attributes of the Isles jersey (new style of laces, slanted numbers, crest sublimation), but have so far not been welcomed as nicely as the Islanders offering. We now await the uniforms for the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. [ Sports Logos.net ] [ Icethetics ]

Jeremy Roenick wants to be face of expansion team: If / when the NHL places a team in Seattle, Jeremy Roenick wants to be the face of the expansion franchise. Roenick met with Chris Hansen, who wants to move forward with his arena development project and get an NHL team as the main tenant. [ Puck Daddy ]

Wayne Gretzky and NHL Make Good: One of the unfortunate situations surrounding the Coyotes decent into bankruptcy was the alienation of Wayne Gretzky by the NHL. Gretzky resigned as head coach of Phoenix, but was still owed millions. Thus began a multi year dispute over who would pay the Great One. The league finally settled yesterday and agreed to pay Gretzky the money he was owed. [ Puck Daddy ]

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