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GIFS- Brad Marchand May Want To Thank The Linesman

Linesman pushed Marchand onto the bench area, then Marchand stepped back on the ice.

A confrontation with Dubois may have caused an issue with DoPS.



Put the GIF below with the one above and you have a pretty good picture.

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Afternoon Line- Marty Biron


Below, John Tortorella on the move...

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Go Blue Jackets

from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

Hockey reporters are not allowed to be hockey fans. But I’m rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets to make the playoffs.

I’m rooting for them in the same way that I’d root for a team that’s pulled its goalie in the final minute of a tied game rather than settle for overtime.

At least they’re not playing safe. Even if it blows up in their face, they’re going for it. They’re trying to win.

You can’t say that about Montreal or Carolina or many of the other bubble teams that stood pat at last week’s trade deadline. You can’t even say that about some of the contending teams, such as Calgary, Toronto or Tampa Bay, that cautiously kept their rosters intact.

Columbus? GM Jarmo Kekalainen threw caution — and potentially the future of the team — to the wind when he not only hung onto pending UFAs Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky at the trade deadline, but then went out and acquired rental players Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Keith Kinkaid and Adam McQuaid.


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Video- Afternoon Line- John Tortorella

Who agrees?


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Video- Behind The Scene Look At The Columbus Blue Jackets During The Trade Deadline

Get a look how things work.


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Adam McQuaid Joins The Columbus Blue Jackets

added 1:55pm,


added 3:37pm,


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Keith Kinkaid Headed To Columbus

For a 5th rounder.



added 9am, Columbus release is below.

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Hockey Talk

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Because as the small-market Blue Jackets attempt to construct a team that can finally win at least one round, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen went big again, acquiring Matt Duchene after previously pulling off trades for Seth Jones (for Ryan Johansen) and Artemi Panarin. And Saturday, the team made another trade, for Ottawa winger Ryan Dzingel.

There is of course a significant risk/reward factor at play here as Columbus retrenches for a playoff run and the tournament itself. Evaluating their roster and their fan base, management that includes president John Davidson will apparently let it ride with pending free-agent evacuees Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky, and why not?

There is no past to speak of, other than the stirring 16-game winning streak a couple of years ago. The future is always an amorphous concept. It is the present that informs the Blue Jackets’ decisions.

More power to them.

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You could not make this up. Except we are talking about the Ottawa operation, so it is not make-believe. A tribute video for Duchene during Friday night’s first period against visiting Columbus? Please.

Duchene, who came from Colorado last season at the cost of a shot at Jack Hughes (plus) was on the Senators’ roster for 128 games. The record: 44-73-11.

A tribute next for Stan Neckar?

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Looks Like Ryan Dzingel Is Headed To Columbus


added 7:57pm,


added 8:49pm, Ottawa release is below.

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The Best Ever Trade If Matt Duchene Returns To Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Around noon on Friday – just after the Senators made the first of what’s certain to be at least three large trades prior to the deadline – former NHLer Marc Savard posted an interesting Tweet.

“(Matt) Duchene to Columbus, I called it last night,” wrote Savard, now a broadcaster working Maple Leafs games on the FAN590 in Toronto. “But watch for him to re-sign in Ottawa in the off-season.”...

When was the last time a UFA to-be was moved at the deadline so he could compete for a Stanley Cup, then moved himself back to the same team that had traded him? It’s probably happened, but Duchene was only with the Senators for 15 months. It’s not like he had a lot of time to develop a strong love of the nation’s capital. And now, with his choice of signing almost anywhere he wants come July, he’s going to pick the Senators? A team that has all but warned everyone its going to be near the bottom of the NHL standings for at least the next two years? A team that has all the off-ice problems this one does?...

Tell ya what … if Duchene’s grand plan is indeed to return to the Senators, then Pierre Dorion has just made the best trade in franchise history.

Scratch that .. one of the best trades in any franchise’s history.

Because that means he was able to get prospects Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson, plus the Blue Jackets (lottery protected) first round pick next spring …. for Juluis Bergman, a former second round pick who was most recently a Belleville Senators healthy scratch.


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