CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 2/4/14

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! 

Feb 3, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing RJ Umberger (18) reacts after scoring a goal on Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets Beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 It was a late night game, and if you were asleep like I was, you can catch up on hit here! [ The Cannon ] [ Dark Blue Jacket ]

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 ]

Jan 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; (EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14) takes a shot in the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL

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 ]

Fansided

Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens swap players Raphael Diaz is headed to Vancouver and Dale Weise is headed to Montreal [ Too Many Men on the Site ]

Gustav Nyquist receives Sochi call He got the call to replace Johan Franzen on the Swedish roster [ Octopus Thrower ]

Topics: Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL

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