John Tortorella

Former Canuck fan favourite Eddie Lack waived by Calgary

Nathan CaddellIs this the end of the line for Eddie Lack in the NHL?It’s a reasonable question to ask after the goaltender was waived by the Calgary …

Calgary Flames

Blue Jackets' Tortorella: The science of line structuring is 'a bunch of bullsh--'

When an offense is scuffling - at almost any level - the first thing a coach will do to try and kickstart his group is shake up the forward …

Sports

Sens, Blue Jackets meet trending in opposite directions

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are hot and the Ottawa Senators are not.<p>The Blue Jackets (14-7-1) bring a five-game winning streak into …

Columbus Blue Jackets

John Tortorella on forward line combinations: It's a bunch of BS

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella was asked about how he picks who plays where on his forward lines and he dropped some hard …

Ice Hockey

Kuzma: Del Zotto cherishes lasting, unbreakable bond with Liam Traynor | The Province

New Canucks defenceman in awe of his inspirational fan<p><b>NEW YORK —</b> A myriad of attractions and distractions await NHL players on a day off in the city …

Canadian News

Columbus Blue Jackets Season Grades through a Quarter Season

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22: Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal during …

Ice Hockey

Acknowledging and analyzing the NHL’s top 5 defensive pairings

After breaking down the top forward lines at the quarter mark of the NHL season, it’s time to move on to the best defence pairings we’ve seen so far …

Roman Josi

Vancouver Canucks finally have a legitimate first line

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 22: Brock Boeser<p>For the first time in a while, the Vancouver Canucks have built a top first line around Bo Horvat, Sven …

Ice Hockey

31 Thoughts: NHL about to join the booming eSports party

• NHL not ignoring booming eSports business<br>• Would top CHLers pick Olympics or World Juniors?<br>• If revenue projections are correct, cap will …

Ice Hockey

Anderson's goal in OT gives Blue Jackets 1-0 win over Flames

Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday …

Sports

Practice notes: Nutivaara playing 'mad' since return to Blue Jackets

Who was he mad at?<p>"Everybody," Nutivaara said, smiling. "Mostly at me. I didn't play that well [in training camp], so that's why I was mad."<p>Nutivaara …

WATCH: #CBJin30 for November 22, 2017

Hear from Lukas Sedlak, Tyler Motte, Nick Foligno, John Tortorella and Cam Atkinson as the Blue Jackets get set for their first meeting of the year …

NHL

Kevin Hayes is adapting to his new role

6:23PM<p>Kevin Hayes has 5 goals and 4 assists through 21 games this season after putting up 9 goals and 9 assists in his first 21 games last …

Alain Vigneault

Calgary Flames Daily: Glen Gulutzan up against old friend

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 1: Head coach John Tortorella and assistant coaches Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan (l to r) of the Vancouver Canucks check the …

Ice Hockey

Blue Jackets 3 Takeaways: Win Streak, Dubois & Nutivaara

<i>This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame</i> …

Columbus Blue Jackets

Rick Nash Affords the New York Rangers Many Options

In the past, a contract like Rick Nash’s would have created a lot of problems for the New York Rangers. It’s not easy in the cap era to justify …

Derek Stepan

Tortorella is joined by two special guests after the Blue Jackets’ 4th straight win

John Tortorella and his special guests talk to the media after the Blue Jackets win their fourth straight game.<p>More FOX Sports Ohio Videos

NHL

Blue Jackets are trending up

NBC Sports<i>•</i><p>A couple of weeks ago, PHT’s Adam Gretz hit the nail on the head in stating that the Columbus Blue Jackets “are not going away.”<p>Still, for …

Columbus Blue Jackets

Who are the award frontrunners at the quarter mark of the campaign?

With one-quarter of the 2017-18 NHL season in the books, which players have set themselves up to challenge for end-of-season hardware?<p>Tuesday night’s …

St. Louis Blues

New York Rangers: Five unsung players to be thankful for

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 6: Rangers logo at center ice prior to the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers NHL game on November 6, 2017, at …

NHL

Latest line shuffling sprouts interesting combo for Panarin

The complement, at least for this game, was putting two power forwards who can skate with Panarin - a shifty water bug type of skater with hands, …

Diabetes

Episode 39 - Laidlaw and Allen Hockey Report

All Episodes<p>RSS Feed<p>Laidlaw and Allen Hockey Report<p>Episode 39<p>November 21, 2017 Kevin Allen and Tom Laidlaw<p>Veteran scribe Jim Matheson offers his take …

Ice Hockey

Blue Jackets top Sabres 3-2 for 4th straight win.

Sergei Bobrovsky made three of his 30 saves on a power play in the final two minutes, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on …

Sports

Getting pucks deep part of Blue Jackets' identity, coach says

If there’s one point that Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has tried to pound into his players, it’s that they need to get the puck under their …

Blue Jackets 3 Takeaways: Atkinson, Identity & Power-Play Panarin

<i>This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame</i> …

Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets in good shape, despite strange start

The Blue Jackets woke up Saturday morning perched in a three-way tie atop the Metropolitan Division standings with the New Jersey Devils and …

Core, winning help drive deal to keep Cam Atkinson home

They could've mutually agreed to deal with it later, letting all the different scenarios that would've then transpired play out. Each side was …

Bobrovsky gets 21st shutout, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky made his typical batch of highlight-reel saves to help the Columbus Jackets shut out the potent New York …

American Hockey League

Brayden Point becomes ‘the heartbeat’ of the Lightning

TAMPA — A local TV crew set up shop in front of Brayden Point’s locker stall the other day, waiting for the Lightning forward to be ready.<p>Then, …

Steven Stamkos

East Notes: Jarry, Rodrigues, Matthews, Milano

The Penguins currently find themselves in a situation where top prospect <b>Tristan Jarry</b> is backing up in the NHL instead of playing a starting role in …

Auston Matthews