Feb 7, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets ice girl clears the ice against the Calgary Flames during overtime at Nationwide Arena. Calgary defeated Columbus in overtime 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/18/13

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

Boll to Miss 3-4 Months: While Jared Boll’s foot injury was expected to heal on its own and not require surgery, however that changed in recent days. Boll underwent surgery and is expected to miss 3-4 months. There is also the chance he will miss the remainder of the season. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

Hockey N Heels Recap: Alison Lukan has a great recap of the Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey N Heels night. The popular night strives to grow the female fan base and educate newcomers to the sport of hockey. [ Fox Sports Ohio ]

Dark Blue Jacket’s WPG @ CBJ Recap: Morgan over at Dark Blue Jacket did a funny, but straight to the point recap of Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. The Top Gun references won over this Kent State aviation grad. [ Dark Blue Jacket ]

NHL

The 10 Worst Mistakes of  2013: Puck Daddy continues their Year in Review series with the 10 biggest mistakes of 2013. Completely agree with allowing the lockout going so long at Number 1. A certain “Meh” division comes in at #6 [ Puck Daddy ]

Goalie Contracts, Variability, and the Talent Gap: Over at SB Nation Eric T. takes an interesting look at goalie contracts and the gap between the best and worst goaltenders. In the article he argues that that gap is actually shrinking, which could affect the value of goalie contracts. [ SB Nation ]

Fantasy Hockey

6 Moved for Managers with Nothing to Lose: Nathan Weselake over at Dobber Hockey takes a look at 6 risky player acquisitions that could turn your season around if your team is underperforming in your league so far. [ Dobber Hockey ]

 

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