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!
Early Talks With Two Key Jackets Jackets management is already talking to some players whose contracts expire next year. [ Blue Jackets Xtra ]
One on One: Jeff Rimer and Pierre McGuire Pierre McGuire has high hopes for the Jackets next year (video) [ BlueJackets.com ]
5 Draftees Capable of Playing in the NHL Which 2014 draft picks are ready for the NHL? [ Frozen Futures ]
How Bad NHL Teams In Small Markets Are Finding Ways To Improve Find out how this some small-market teams are using this off-season to get better. [ Bleacher Report ]
The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown A summary of the free agent deals that will help teams, hurt teams, and confuse the media. [ ESPN ]