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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Dalton Prout Finally Gets Back In Lineup: Dalton Prout returned to the lineup on Saturday, after missing two weeks with an upper body injury. Coach Todd Richards even gave him some time at forward (possibly to counter balance Winnipeg putting Dustin Byfuglien at forward as well). [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]
Blue Jackets Celebrate Pediatric Cancer Heroes Through Flashes of Hope: There are some things that are just more important than hockey. Over at Fox Sports, Alison Lukan has a wonderful article on the Flashes of Hope program. [ Fox Sports ]
Shaq and Hockey: A Brief, Odd History: This one is a funny read. Also, the Lake Erie Monsters get featured as well! [ Puck Daddy ]
The Hockey Player’s Guide to Skate Sharpening: Justin Bourne of at The Backhand Shelf gives you an insiders look at the world of skate sharpening. This is a really interesting article, as I never really knew too much about hallows. I normally just hand my skates to the guy at the pro shop and let him do his job. This one is well worth the read! [ The Backhand Shelf ]
Paul Maurice to Pilot Jets After WPG Puts Clause Noel Out of Misery: Claude Noel’s last game as coach of the Winnipeg Jets will be Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the Blue Jackets. On Sunday it was announced Noel had been let go and that Paul Maurice would be taking over. [ Puck Daddy ]