Dec 10, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie (24) snows New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/11/13

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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NJD @ CBJ Game Recaps: You can read the Union and Blue recap here, and if you want to see how Devils fans reacted to the game, check out Pucks and Pitchforks. Also be sure to check out these other great recaps of last night’s Blue Jackets come from behind win! [ The Cannon, Dark Blue Jacket, Puck-Rakers ]

Springfield Extends Agreement With CBJ For 2014-15: Yesterday it was announced that the Springfield Falcons and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their agreement for an additional year. The Falcons will once again be the Jackets AHL affiliate next season. [ Mass Live ]

CBJ: An Outdoor Game Is A No Brainer: This is somewhat of an old one from Bleacher Report (dates back to September), but I found it interesting and it makes a similar argument to an article we posted here two months ago. With the recent rumor that Phoenix wants a stadium series game next year, why not give Columbus a chance to one-up the Big House? [ Bleacher Report ]

DKM Hockey Podcast: Episode 26: DKM Hockey posted the latest edition of their podcast yesterday. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes or the Podcatcher of your choice, or you can listen at the blog linked at the end of this line. [ DKM Hockey ]


Expansion Update From Gary Bettman: At the Board of Governors meetings in Florida, the issue of potential NHL expansion came up. Gary Bettman confirmed that there will not be any expansion plans for the 2014-15 season, but they have met with several interested groups. It appears expansion is coming, we just don’t know when. [ Puck Daddy ]

Jets Will Host Heritage Classic, PHX Wants In On Stadium Series: Out of the Board of Governors meeting it has been confirmed that the Winnipeg Jets will host a Heritage Classic, likely in 2016 (the 5th anniversary of hockey returning to Winnipeg). In addition, the owners of the Phoenix Coyotes have expressed interest in hosting a Stadium Series game, as long as that LA-ANH game goes off without a hitch. [ Puck Daddy ]

SB Nation College Hockey Rankings: A fun read for the college puck fans out there. SB Nation College hockey blog does their own weekly rankings. So far Ohio State has not shown up there, but it is still worth a look [ SB Nation College Hockey ]

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