Sep 15, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets ice girl shovels ice in between plays during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/05/13

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! 

Columbus Blue Jackets:

Ryan Johansen (19)
Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Can We Talk About Ryan Johansen’s Ceiling? [The Cannon] : Dan P. takes a look at Johansen’s career so far with the Blue Jackets and the possibilities for future success.

Every NHL Team’s Riskiest Contract in the 2013-14 Season [Bleacher Report] : Lists, lists, and more lists. Bleacher Reports newest list is in regards to the riskiest player contract on each team. Not exactly sure I agree with their choice for the Blue Jackets – check it out for yourself though and see if you agree!

Transcript of our Blue Jackets chat with Aaron Portzline [BlueJacketsXtra] : Did you miss the Blue Jackets chat with Aaron Portzline? Fear not, the transcripts are available to skim through! Everything from Bobrovsky’s injury, to the age of the team and its effect on the season.


Should the Boston Bruins Trade Brad Marchand? [CausewayCrowd] : “Willy” talks about the reasoning behind the possible need to trade Marchand, and he even goes one step farther by playing GM and constructing a trade himself. Check out who he thinks the Bruins should bring in!

What To Make Of Lundqvist’s Extension [Too Many Men On The Site] :  Henrik Lundqvist is now locked up for good! The New York Rangers signed the Swedish netminder for most likely the rest of his career – 7-years, $59.5 million.


Henrik Zetterberg (40)
Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Red Wings’ Zetterberg Joins Datsyuk On The Skids [Sports Injury Alert] : Need information on injuries in the NHL? is your one stop website to see who is out on IR – they even take it one step farther and let you know when they will be returning.

On the ‘D’-fence: Where to find power-play points [] : Defense, defense, defense….still important on your Fantasy Team! Find out what players you should have on your team to maximize points.

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