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!
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Pre-Game Ritual – Sites To Visit Before Puck-Drop!
CBJ First Half Trends: Kristyn Repke takes a look at specific trends the Blue Jackets have when they win and lose a game – great insight into what Columbus is doing right and what they need to work on. [BlueJackets.NHL.com]
Should Joffrey Lupul Have Been Suspended: “Even the Winter Classic couldn’t stay pure…” – What a statement from TMMOTS’ Caitlin Campbell. Take a moment and vote in the poll! [Too Many Men On The Site]
Calder Trophy Race: Chris Kreider A Serious Candidate?: Can the Rangers rookie bring home the Calder Trophy to the Big Apple? Check into Blue Line Station to find out why Kreider could be the next rookie of the year! [Blue Line Station]
World Junior Championships
Sweden defeated Russia 2-1 earlier today, and Finland vs Canada is underway (3-1 FIN on-top at the end of the 2nd period). Keep up-to-date with the tournament as it comes to a close >>> [World Juniors 2014]
Bubble Watch For Team Canada’s 2014 Winter Olympic Hockey Roster: Team Canada has yet to release their official Olympic roster to the public – you can check out this list from B/R though to see who management may be on the fence about. [Bleacher Report]