Jan 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton (8) celebrates after scoring a power play goal during the second period against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 01/03/14

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! 

 

Jan 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton (8) is defended by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla (16) and goalie Mike Smith (41) during the second periodat Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets at Phoenix Coyotes Read all about Nathan Horton‘s debut game here! Spoiler: He scored a goal! [ Union and Blue ] [ BlueJacketsXtra ] [ BlueJackets.com ] [ The Cannon ] [ Dark Blue Jacket ] [ Martini Hockey ]

911 – Hello – Keith Acton, Where Are You? With the penalty kill lacking, this writer thinks that the CBJ will have a new coaching staff behind the bench next year [ Jackets Peanut Gallery ]

Why Jack Johnson was Snubbed by Team USA Jack was not selected for the 2014 US Men’s Olympic Hockey Team.  Why? [ Puck Daddy ]

Fansided

Penguins Claim Forward Taylor Pyatt off Waivers Forward Taylor Pyatt was selected 8th overall in the 1999 NHL Draft.  If he plays tomorrow, he will face his former team, the New York Rangers [ Pen's Labyrinth ]

World Junior Championship

Semifinals Set with Russia vs. Sweden and Canada vs. Finland The US team lost today and is out of the tournament.  Who do you think will win? [ NBC Sports ]

 

Dec 28, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; USA forward Kelli Stack (16) celebrates her goal during the first period against Canada in an exhibition hockey game at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Olympics

USA Hockey Mistakenly Tells 67-year-old Canadian He Made Olympic Roster In the most endearing story of the day, Jim Johansson accidentally told the wrong person he made the team [ Puck Daddy ]

Women’s Hockey: Two Ohioans Named to U.S. Olympic Team Kelli Stack from Brooklyn Heights and Brianne McLaughlin of Sheffield Village are both returning to the US Olympic team to compete for gold [ BlueJacketsXtra ]

NHL

A Minor-League Hockey Team Let’s Kids Paint All Over the Rink Don’t skip this story.  The Stockton Thunder made some kids really happy by letting them play with paint.  How cool is that! [ SB Nation ]

Lupul has Hearing for Winter Classic Cross Check Joffrey Lupul‘s cross check on Patrick Eaves has earned him a hearing with Brendan Shanahan [ SportsNet.ca ]

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