CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 01/24/14

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! 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Jan 23, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) celebrates a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

EIGHT WINS IN A ROW! Check out the post-game articles from CBJ’s 1,000th NHL game! [U&B - Reaction & Three Stars][Game Day Central][By The Numbers]

Former Columbus Blue Jacket Prospal Receives Tryout Contract: It has been reported that a tryout contract with the Vancouver Canucks is in the works for former CBJ fan favorite Vinny Prospal. [Union & Blue]

FanSided

The Flyers Continue To Struggle And It Makes For Some Very Frustrating Hockey: It is nice to see the shoe on the other foot! See the reaction from FanSided’s Flyers site after their loss to CBJ. [BroadStreetBuzz]

NHL

Ranking The Top 20 Shootout Specialists In The NHL: There is one CBJ player on this B/R list, and I think you might be slightly surprised as to who it is! [Bleacher Report]

Oct 22, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise (11) prepares his stick during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Predators 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Rejected Parise Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Uniforms: You can tell by the look on his face….Zach Parise is not happy! Why is he not happy, well, you have to see the outfit he is sporting to fully understand! [Puck Daddy]

Stamkos Says Leg ‘Best It’s Felt’ Since Injury: What a miraculous recovery, Steven Stamkos is planning on playing in the Olympics after breaking his tibia on November 11th. [NHL.com]

Topics: Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL

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