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
Pre-Game Ritual – Sites To Visit Before Puck-Drop!
Team USA Announces Olympic Rosters: Yesterday USA Hockey announced the 25 man roster that will be headed to Sochi Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics – unfortunately no CBJ players made the squad. [Too Many Men On The Site]
World Junior Championship
Russians Rally For 5-3 Win: Team USA took on the Russians in the Quarter-Finals of the World Junior Championships in Sweden but skated away with their heads hanging low. USA’s tournament ends early, and Russia moves on to the Semi-Finals. [World Junior 2014]
Finland vs Czech Republic is in progress, Canada vs Switzerland & Sweden vs Slovakia are on deck to play later. Follow all the action here >>> [World Junior 2014]
Who’s Leading The Great Canadian Goaltending Race?: As mentioned previously, Team USA announced their Olympic roster yesterday, but Team Canada has not yet broke the news of their official roster. That means everything is still up in the air for Canadian fans, a little speculation never hurt anyone though. [Puck Daddy]
US Olympic Hockey Team 2014 Roster: Ranking The Biggest Snubs And Surprises: Surprised by some of the players on the Team USA Olympic roster? Check and see if your thoughts align with B/R’s surprises and snubs list! [Bleacher Report]