CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 12/21/13

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 REDEMPTION DAY! The Blue Jackets look to bounce back against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena tonight. As always, check out the Union and Blue Pre-Game from Mike Majeski, and then head on over to Game Day Central on the official CBJ site. [BlueJackets.NHL.com]

Did you miss the first CannonCast? Fear not, a second episode is already out! Editor Mike Majeski chats about the Philly meltdown, tonight’s game, and more! [Union and Blue]

Marian Gaborik (10) – Jake Gardiner (51)
Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Gaborik, Wisniewski Set To Return For Blue Jackets: Both Marian Gaborik and James Wisniewski should be set to return tonight to play against the Flyers. [Fox Sports Ohio]

Fansided

Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux Shows Why He Is Alpha Male: You probably don’t want to read this, but I figured it could get you a little pumped up about tonight’s game! [Broad Street Buzz]

NHL Goaltender Rankings: December 19: Here is an interesting list ranking goaltenders in the league as of right now in the season. Check out where CBJ’s netminders fit on the list. [Too Many Men On The Site]

NHL/General

Line Brawl Erupts In Sochi Tuneup Between USA, Canada Women’s Hockey Teams: The United States of America and Canada are friendly neighbors….until you put them on ice! The intense rivalry even boils over to the Women’s side! [Puck Daddy]

Which NHL Teams Are Using Their Players Most Effectively in 2013-14 Season?: B/R puts together a nice list which includes a nifty chart that takes a look at the most effective players on each team. Check out what Blue Jackets players are most effective! [Bleacher Report]

Topics: Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL

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