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Via the Score's Craig Hagerman, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno weighed in on his team's recent trades as an organizational show of force, discussing the trades for Brandon Saad and signing of Gregory Campbell with Sportsnet's Luke Fox:
In a cap-relief transaction, [Blackhawks GM Stan] Bowman dealt away the most talented young forward no one knew was available in a seven-piece move that saw Columbus give up forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp.
But there's no debate which team landed the best player. Columbus wasted no time locking up Saad, a restricted free agent, for six years, leaving a small-market dressing room positively giddy.
“I was really, really happy. The organization is making a statement about what type of team we want to be, how serious we are about winning. You bring in a player like Brandon Saad, who’s won two Cups already, it’s a big statement," captain Nick Foligno told us this week at the Smile Zone Foundation golf tournament in Milton, Ont.
"It’s sad because you lose a few friends, but it’s a huge pickup for us. He’s an unbelievable talent, and a young player at that. You’ll get a lot great years out of a player like him. Another guy—they bring in [former Boston Bruins centre] Gregory Campbell, who’s already won a Cup. They’re really pushing for us to become the team we know we can be.”
Fox and Foligno continue...
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced prior to tonight’s game vs. the Minnesota Wild. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Foligno, 27, has registered 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points with 20 penalty minutes in 33 games this season. He leads the club in goals and points (tied) and is among the NHL’s leaders in goals (sixth-tied), points (23rd-tied), power play goals (nine, first-tied) and power play points (17, second-tied).
“Nick has been an important contributor to the growth of our team over the past two years and keeping him in the Blue Jackets family has been a priority,” said Kekalainen. “The fact that we were able to get this deal done is a testament to Nick’s commitment to our team and this community and we couldn’t be more excited that he will be a Blue Jacket for many years to come.”
The NHL's roster freeze may be in effect until December 27th, but the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch brings trade rumor gifts to the hockey holiday tree via his Sunday column.
First, Garrioch discusses Nick Foligno's future with the Columbus Blue Jackets given his point-per-game form...
Making $3.08 million in the final year of his contract, some wonder if a five-year, $25-million deal would get it done for Foligno. Probably not — the thinking is he’d be able to eclipse that number on the lucrative free-agent market.
You have to think Foligno is looking at the seven-year, $36.75-million deal that David Clarkson signed with the Leafs at $5.25 million per season in 2013-14 as a benchmark. The Jackets aren’t sure if Nathan Horton will ever return from his back issues, so they want to keep Foligno badly.
These quips aren't surprising...
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from Katie Strang of ESPN,
STRANG: How different is it in the room these days than it was the first few months?
FOLIGNO: Oh, the confidence is there. You can see it. I think the younger guys have come along really nicely and we've had a lot of new faces, so I think they've found their roles with the team and I think it's allowed us to play more cohesive as a team. [Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky] has been playing great for us. That always helps any team, when you have a hot goaltender. We've got to keep that going. We're finding a lot of good ways to play good hockey right now and we need that to continue.
STRANG: You're a pending unrestricted free agent, so I'm sure you'll be getting asked this a lot in the near future, but what's your expectation about how this will go and what would you like to see happen?
FOLIGNO: It's funny. This is my first time kind of going through it. I'm kind of green but obviously my first priority is to want to sign with the [Blue Jackets]. I love it here. I feel like I've really started to build something here and I want to see this team through because I think we have a lot of key components to being a winning team. I want to help in that regard, so that's definitely the case, but it's a business and you realize that the longer it goes. It's definitely somewhere where I want to invest time in and hopefully get a deal done, but I know that you have to look out for family as well and do what's right for you personally.
“What can you say? Look what (Bobrovsky) did tonight. The saves and the poise – he’s our leader back there. When he’s playing like that, we feel so confident. We don’t want to make mistakes, but when we do he’s there to back us up. We have full confidence in him knowing he is such a competitor.”
-Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets on goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. More on the suddenly hot (five game winning streak) from Shawn Mitchell of Puck-Rakers.
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
By midafternoon today, the Wisniewski residence in Dublin will be crowded, loud and festive. Since signing with the Blue Jackets four seasons ago, James Wisniewski and his wife, Nicole, have extended an open invitation to his teammates and their families each Thanksgiving.
The Folignos are regulars. So are the Dubinskys and Tyutins. The single guys come every year, too, and usually end up playing with the kids.
This year’s gathering will be special, though — not just for the bounty of food on the table, but for the littlest one among them.
One year ago, Milana Foligno, daughter of Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, was in a hospital in Boston, recovering from open-heart surgery performed when she was only 3 weeks old.
Her parents were fighting, too, trying to keep their life on track while a wide range of emotions — fear, worry, woe — weighed on them.
Below, watch how the injury occurred.
Nick Foligno of the Blue Jackets goes with the between the legs shot to beat Ben Bishop.
via Darren Dreger tweet,
N.Foligno agrees to 3 year deal in CBJ. AAV is around $3M
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Foligno for Methot is confirmed
How low can you go without being called for clipping?
added 11:27pm, Foligno and Phaneuf settled the score by dropping the gloves, watch below…
Two videos, first is the hit on Keaton Ellerby and below, Foligno talks about the hit.
McQuaid received 5 for kneeing and a game.
Foligno returned to the game.
Nick Foligno with a highlight goal tonight against the Capitals.
via Damien Cox tweet,
Foligno not penalized for head shot last night against Carolina’s Dwyer, but league will fine or discipline him today under new rules.
TORONTO (October 15, 2010) – Ottawa Senators forward Nick Foligno has been fined $2,500 (the maximum permitted under the Collective Bargaining Agreement) as a result of an illegal check to the head on Patrick Dwyer of the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL game #43, October 14, the National Hockey League announced today.
OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the club has re-signed forward Nick Foligno to a two-year deal.
Foligno, 22, finished his third National Hockey League season with the Senators with nine goals, a career-high 17 assists and 51 penalty minutes in 61 games. He missed seven games in December after a right knee injury and missed 13 games after breaking his right leg in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 30. In six playoff games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, he recorded one assist and two penalty minutes.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Nick Foligno suffered a bad break Saturday at Scotiabank Place.
The Senators winger blocked a shot from Montreal defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron with six minutes left in the third period and as a result will be lost 6-8 weeks with a broken right leg.