CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/19/13

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

IT’S GAME DAY! CBJ take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. The Blue Jackets and Flyers haven’t met this season, and haven’t played each other since November 5th, 2011. Make sure to check out Union and Blue’s Game Day Edition, and of course the Blue Jackets Game Day Central. [BlueJackets.NHL.com]

Mike Richards (10) – Jeff Carter (77)
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

“You Want ‘Em Both?”: Aaron Portzline goes into detail about the deal that went down that brought Jeff Carter to Columbus – which includes speculation that the Blue Jackets were offered both Carter AND Mike Richards. [Puck-Rakers]

Blue Jackets’ Richards Unwilling To Compromise On Expectations: Coach Todd Richards gives some great quotes in this read about the season so far and the teams expectations. [Fox Sports Ohio]

Fansided

Get Ready For Outdoor Game Craze: Are you ready for this season’s outdoor games? Give this article a quick read to brush up on the outdoor events that will be occurring! [Too Many Men On The Site]

My Twelve Days of Christmas: Oilers Fan Edition: A 12 days of x-mas themed wish list for Edmonton Oilers fans! They may need more than 12 days to compile their complete wish list though. Sorry Oilers fans! [Oil On Whyte]

NHL/General

Jaromir Jagr (68) Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jaromir Jagr (68)
Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Devils’ Jagr Eighth On Goals List, Record Game-Winner: Jaromir Jagr will easily going down as one of the greatest players in hockey history – the guy is a goal scoring machine! The craziest part, he didn’t even need to come back to be considered an all-time great! [NHL.com]

Ranking The 10 Best NHL Goal-Scorers Of The 1990s: B/R takes a look back at some of the best goal-scorers of the 1990′s – basically a list of all-time greats of the NHL! [Bleacher Report]

Steen Earned His Raise: 3 Years, $17.4 Million In New Blues Contract: Alex Steen, who is currently tied for 2nd in goals on the season, received a contract-extension from the St. Louis Blues. [Puck Daddy]

Topics: Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL

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