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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Slovak Setback: Agent says Gaborik a Long Shot for Olympics It’s not looking good for the Slovakian superstar. He might just have to sit the Olympic games out [ NBC Sports ]
The Columbus Blue Jackets Focused on Adding Defense at 2009 NHL Draft Looking back at the 2009 draft, the Blue Jackets drafted a large number of defensemen. Curious as to where they are now? [ Hockey's Future ]
Alex Ovechkin needs to worry about scoring goals and that’s it After his disastrous game against the Blue Jackets, Ovechkin’s lack of defense was the topic of discussion. Ryan Lambert thinks differently. [ Puck Daddy ]
NHL Trade Rumors: Thomas Vanek rejects contract offer; Ryan Callahan talking with Rangers The unofficial first trade deadline is on Friday, and many teams are trying to win the race for these two players [ SB Nation ]