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
Jack Johnson: Will He or Won’t He Keep the CBJ out of the Playoffs? A pair of articles were posted yesterday with differing opinions on Jack Johnson. Dan Kamal [ Fox Sports Ohio ] praises Johnson for stepping up his game as of late. Matthew Souva (@zekebud) [ The Hockey Writers ] thinks that the Blue Jackets shouldn’t rely on him to stop opponents. What do you think?
Oliver Bjorkstrand Signs Entry Level Deal: The Blue Jackets signed Bjorkstrand to a three year deal. He was their third round pick in 2013 and has proved himself with the Portland Winterhawks. [ Puck Rakers ]
2013 Great Lakes Invitational Preview: This NCAA Michigan-only tournament kicks off today [ Too Many Men on the Site ]
World Junior Championship
World Junior Championship 2014: Day 1 Update: 4 Blue Jackets prospects participated in yesterday’s games. How did they do? [ BlueJackets.com ]
Canada Names Women’s Olympic Hockey Team: Kevin Dineen will coach a team of past Olympians, including Hayley Wickenheiser [ NBC Sports ]