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:
The Ascension of Curtis McElhinney [ Dark Blue Jacket ] : Again, Gallos writes something I agree with: that Curtis McElhinney is the right man for the job with Sergei Bobrovsky out. Take a look and see if you agree.
Petition Seeks Vote to End Columbus’ Payments on Nationwide Arena [ BlueJacketsXtra ] : The city of Columbus purchased Nationwide arena and agreed to a contract through 2039. A group of citizens wants to change that. What do you think?
Goal Breakdown: Geometry Lessons [ The Union Blue ] : “The Coach” broke down the Nick Foligno goal from the Tampa Bay Lightning game with screen shots and fancy coach language. See it for yourself!
Josh Harding Named NHL’s Third Star of the Month [ Gone Puck Wild ] : Read more about the Minnesota Wild’s star goaltender, Josh Harding and how he got the honor of the third star of the month.
A Tribute to the Magnificent Mario Lemieux [ The Hockey Writers ] : Read the heartbreaking, yet beautiful and triumphant story of one Mario Lemieux.
The Line That’s Saved the Philadelphia Flyers [ Puck Daddy ] : The Flyers started off horribly this year. But with some goaltending help from CBJ Alum Steve Mason and a line clicks, the Flyers are back in the race.
World Junior Championships:
Want to see if your favorite player made the cut for selection camp for the IIHF World Junior Championships? Look no further!
USA: [ NHL.com ]
Canada: [ NHL.com ]
Sweden: [ NHL.com ]