Apr 19, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger (18) handles the puck against pressure from Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Blue Jackets won 4-3 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links – 4/26/14


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!

Blue Jackets

Rapidly Maturing Blue Jackets Pushing Penguins Are the Penguins star players not pulling their weight? [ WPXI.com ]

Revenue The Blue Jackets Are Counting Now Likely Grows Next Season The Blue Jackets success on the ice leads to greater sales in the arena and surrounding businesses. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]

FanSided

Adam Oates And George McPhee Finished In Washington Falling short of the playoffs, the Washington Capitals make changes. [ Too Many Men On The Site ]

NHL

What Pittsburgh Penguins Must Do To Avoid An Upset Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. Can the Penguins avoid an upset? Columbus fans think not. [ Bleacher Report ]

 Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs: Stop Sitting ON That 2-Goal Lead  Over the first 28 playoff games, a 2-goal lead has been blown 11 times . [ SBNation.com ]

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