Dec 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42) skates the puck against the New Jersey Devils during the third period at Prudential Center. Columbus Blue Jackets won the game 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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Jan 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche ice girl clears the ice in the third period against the Calgary Flames at the Pepsi Center. The Calgary Flames defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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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Carry The Flag: Close to 1/5th of the Russian Olympic hockey team will be made up of Columbus Blue Jackets players. Artem Anisimov, Fedor Tyutin, Nikita Nikitin, and Sergei Bobrovsky all made the Russian roster when it was announced yesterday. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

5 Blue Jackets On Olympic Rosters: In addition to the above mentioned players on Team Russia, Marian Gaborik was named to the Slovakian team as well. Whether he makes the trip will depend on whether his collar bone has healed in time. [ Fox Sports Ohio ]

People’s Choice: Mid-Season MVP: The Cannon is continuing their mid-season awards with the People’s Choice category for Mid-Season MVP and they require your input. Head on over and vote in the poll they have set up! [ The Cannon ]


Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly Injures Himself Hugging Teammates: Yeah, you read that right. Ryan O’Reilly hurt himself in a post-goal celebration and is now considered day-to-day. [ Bleacher Report ]

Winners and Losers from HBO 24/7: Puck Daddy has their final 24/7 post up where they take a look at the winners and losers from this year’s series. Always an interesting read! [ Puck Daddy ]


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