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77 Days!

Anson Carter’s time with the Blue Jackets was a brief stay. Number 77 signed with the CBJ at the beginning of the 2006 season and was shipped in February ’07 to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 5th round draft pick in 2008.

In his one season with the Jackets, Carter posted 10-17-27 in 54 games. The journeyman played for 8 NHL teams in his 11 seasons in the league, and never won a Stanley Cup.

Upon his trade from Columbus, the 2008 5th round draft pick turned into now-CBJ-prospect Tomas Kubalik who will be spending time with Springfield this season.

A very slow news-week for the Blue Jackets, but here’s a brief look at the goings-on:

Today Puck Daddy posted his top 5 most potentially painful NHL arbitration cases, naming Anton Stralman to that list. Not to re-hash the subject too much, but Howson and the Blue Jackets are in a difficult position with the looming arbitration. The pressure is on Howson to make the right move and I believe he will.

With the expected up-tempo style the Jackets are supposed to play under Arniel, the team cannot really afford to lose someone with the offensive talents of Stralman. But when Stralman is awarded a contract the CBJ balk at, he will become a free agent, and I seriously doubt any team would hire the defensive liability that is Anton Stralman. Then again, I’d rather have Anton on the defense than Marc Methot…

Traverse City Tournament dates have been posted and The Dark Blue Jacket has all the details.

Matt over at The Cannon has been hard at work, seemingly all the time, with lots of info for the upcoming season. The “Players to Watch” series has been very in-depth with individual looks and predictions for 6 different players so far. Most recently: Rostislav Klesla. Be sure to check it out.

Grant Clitsome has officially re-signed with the Blue Jackets. It was reported by The Dispatch a week ago, but just today officially announced by the Blue Jackets. Clitsome was a pleasant surprise at the tail-end of a lost season, but let’s face it. If Clitsome sees significant playing time in Columbus, it may be part of another lost season.

Finally, a “Thank You” to all readers of my blog. I don’t say thanks enough for doing so. And it only gets more exciting when in the middle of the summer, after such a crappy season for our team, my blog experiences the most traffic it ever has. It’s a simple thing, but it certainly is exciting to see something like that in the off-season.

77 Days!!!


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