In 2015-16, Joonas Korpisalo made his NHL debut for the Columbus Blue Jackets and out-played former Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. Elvis Merzlikins was starting to make a name for himself, playing in the Swiss National League with HC Lugano, as well as playing for Team Latvia in international play.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had several questions to answer as their preseason schedule began. Just two games into that schedule, we have an early contender for training camp standout in an important position.
NHL Recaps: Sunday, September 25, 2022 Johnny Gaudreau stunned the hockey world when he left the Calgary Flames for the Columbus Blue Jackets in July. By doing so, he took less money in order to be closer to home.
The Blue Jackets' preseason schedule begins Sunday. They'll play a split-squad doubleheader against their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team released the details for both of tomorrow's games.
Today was the first practice open to the fans, and the 5th line showed up big-time. There wasn't an empty seat in the Ice Haus as fans were treated to two scrimmages on Saturday, the final day before the first preseason games on Sunday against the Penguins.
Today was the second day of on-ice work at Blue Jackets training camp and the first day that included scrimmages. Observations Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine looked fantastic together on the ice during the scrimmages. Zach Werenski was paired with David Jiricek for the scrimmages.
The Blue Jackets will go as far as the goalies take them this season. The goaltender pecking order is set going into the 2022-23 season, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any storylines worth watching in training camp.
The fifth line had a lot to celebrate this summer. Including but not limited to its pièce de résistance — the signing of Johnny Gaudreau. The optimism amongst Columbus Blue Jackets fans is as high as it has been in quite some time.
Longtime veteran forward Nathan Gerbe has retired from the NHL after a very respectable and hard fought 13-year career. Gerbe’s retirement announcement came from the Nashville Predators, who said in a press release that he has subsequently been hired to replace Sebastien Bordeleau as the team’s forward development coach.
After missing all of last season following hip surgery, it appears as though Nathan Gerbe has decided to retire. The long-time NHL forward has been hired as a development coach by the Nashville Predators, who announced several hockey operations appointments today.