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You Call That A Goal

from Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,

I just watched Shane Doan push a puck in with his glove - while a whistle was blowing when he did it - and tonight’s referee crew at the Pepsi Center decided to call it a good goal and cost the Avalanche a potentially valuable point in the standings.

Did these guys have a flight to catch? That was one of the worst, most obviously disallowable goals I’ve ever seen. Call me a homer on this one, I don’t care. That was horrible.

continued & the goal is officially credited to Vrbata…

Not the best video to see what Dater describes, but the only video I could find of the goal…

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Blue Jackets Disappoint Home Crowd

from Puck-rakers,

The largest crowd of the season – 18,529, some 385 above the listed capacity – streamed into the building. Here it was, the moment for which the front-office types were waiting. The Blue Jackets, with a 25-22-6 record and in the hunt for a playoff spot, had finally drawn a sellout. They had to earn it.

By the middle of the game, Nationwide was dead. By the middle of the third period, the building was half empty. The Wild, three days after vaporizing the Anaheim Ducks, were still on their game….

Hitchcock isn’t one for excuses, and he made sure to issue the challenges for which he is known. The best Jackets have got to be better, he said. “We cracked again,” he said. “It’s a common theme. The past three games, halfway through, we’ve been the team that cracked.

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Tarnstrom Trade Was Just That- Nothing More, Nothing Less

from Puck-rakers,

I asked Howson if this trade should be seen as a pre-cursor of moves to come. I didn’t think it had anything to do with the whole buyer-seller question at the trade deadline, but I had to ask. Here’s what he said.

“Not at all,” Howson said. “This trade, while it helps us right now, it doesn’t point us in one direction or the other in advance of the trade deadline.”

more on what Tarmstrom can do for the Blue Jackets…

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Tarnstrom To Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Dick Tarnstrom from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Curtis Glencross, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

added 4:34pm, Edmonton Oilers link...

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  Tags: curtis+glencross, dick+tarnstrom

Foote’s Future

from Puck-rakers,

Adam Foote will meet with general manager Scott Howson next week to discuss the team captain’s interest in remaining a Blue Jacket.

Howson wants to have “open and honest” dialogue in the run up to the Feb. 26 trade deadline. Foote, who has a no-trade clause, is an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

continued

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Brule Back With Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Gilbert Brule from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.  He is expected to join the club in time for Thursday’s road game against the Nashville Predators.

Since being assigned to the Crunch on January 1, he has collected 4-4-8 and 16 penalty minutes in 12 AHL contests

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Sharks Get Shelley From Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a sixth round pick in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for left wing Jody Shelley, club General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight.

added 10:07pm, via the San Jose Sharks,

“Jody Shelley is an aggressive, physical player who adds a distinct element of toughness to our team,” said (Doug) Wilson.  “With the loss of players like Ryane Clowe and Brad Norton due to injury, this is something we have been trying to address and we like the capabilities that Jody brings to our mix of players.  He has tremendous character, has always been a team player and has the ability to make the opposition uncomfortable on the ice.”

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  Tags: jody+shelley

No Respect For Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Unfortunately, there are times when the city in general, and the Blue Jackets in particular, are not held in any esteem.

The NHL All-Star Weekend provided a case in point. First, goaltender Pascal Leclaire was left off the Western Conference team. Then, Rick Nash was denied the MVP award. Conspiracy? I can’t say there isn’t.

read on

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Join The Fun In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

My recurring thought is this: Forlorn and frustrated fans who long ago fled Nationwide Arena ought to know that it’s now safe to re-enter the building. This team is legitimate.

The Jackets have glaring needs for a playmaker and a puck-moving, right-handed defenseman, but they have not dwelled on what they’re missing. They have built something of substance on top of Leclaire, an All-Star in everything but name, and the defense he anchors.

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Looking At Columbus

from Puck-rakers,

—C Sergei Fedorov has left the club. Gentleman, hold your rumors. I’m told he departed from Chicago this morning to get an early jump on the All-Star Game break. He wasn’t going to play tonight anyway, not with the concussion. Read into this as you will.

—Rumors are flying with the Blue Jackets again. Ottawa, Detroit, New York ... pick your club. Howson has said he would prefer to trade with an Eastern Conference team, but he wouldn’t stop a trade—if it were the right trade—just because the partner played in the West. The exception, of course, would be Central Division teams.

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