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 – 12/14/13


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

Mike McKenna (30)
Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Bring On Lefty: Aaron Portzline writes about netminder Mike McKenna stepping into the Rangers game and how solid he was! He then goes into more detail about McKenna and his connection to the next opponent on the CBJ schedule…the St. Louis Blues. [Puck-Rakers]

Why This Team Drives Us Crazy: The unstable life of a Blue Jackets fan! DBJ takes a look at expectations and the real life story of the Blue Jackets season. [The Dark Blue Jacket]

Game Day Central: The CBJ take on the St. Louis Blues at 7 PM at Nationwide Arena – check out everything you need to know about tonight’s match-up. [BlueJackets.NHL.com]

Fansided

Frozen Frontier Recap: Rochester, NY’s Frontier Field was the site of the AHL’s outdoor game this season as the Americans took on the Lake Erie Monsters – the Frozen Frontier ended in high-scoring fashion! [SabreNoise]

Blue Jackets place Wisniewski on IR, call up Smith: Here is a quick update on the CBJ injury front – the injury bug is hitting hard. No excuses though, the Blue Jackets are still showing they can win without major pieces of the puzzle. [Fansided]

NHL

Sam Gagner (89)
Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Kassian Mocks Gagner’s Face Shield, Protecting Jaw Kassian Broke (Video): This is one of those headlines that says it all. This is a must read/must see article. What has hockey come to? [Puck Daddy]

Norris Trophy Odds for Top-10 2013-14 Contenders at Week 11: Early odds for the Norris Trophy anyone? What’s your thoughts? Chara, Subban, Suter, Karlsson? [Bleacher Report]

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