CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links 2/20/14

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!

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Here Comes the Stretch Run! The Blue Jackets are about to head into the final 24 games of the season, which will decide if they make the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history [ The Cannon ]

Can the Blue Jackets make a run? This post looks at the forwards, defense, and goaltenders and what they need to improve on to make the playoffs [ The Hockey Writers ]

Gaborik cleared for contact, aims for post-Olympic return Marian Gaborik practiced yesterday wearing a normal sweater, which means he may be back as soon as March 1st [ ]


Canada makes it difficult on themselves, but win Canada beat Latvia 2-1 yesterday to advance to the semi finals [ SB Nation ]

Teemu Selanne laughs at the experts as Finland advances Finland beat Russia to advance to the semi finals.  What a devastating loss for the host country, but a pleasant victory for the Fins [ Puck Daddy ]

Sweden shuts down Slovenia Sweden won the game 5-0 and chased away Slovenia [ Too Many Men on the Site ]

U.S. beats the Czech Republic, braces for Canada in the semi finals The USA men’s hockey team easily beat Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic to advance to the semi finals.  They will face Canada tomorrow [ ESPN ]

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