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  • Cooking, fly-fishing, playing music among hobbies of Blue Jackets players

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LIFE_ENTERTAINMENT","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LIFE_ENTERTAINMENT"};</script>Away from Nationwide Arena, some of the same hands that launch (or catch) slap shots on the hockey rink might strum a guitar or flick a fishing line. Like anyone else — professional athlete or not — players for the Columbus Blue Jackets rely on distractions to ease job-related pressures. Hobbies work wonders.

  • Blue Jackets | Kekalainen’s deals lock up team’s ‘foundation’ group

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};</script>STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — It might go down as the greatest month in the history of the Blue Jackets, even though no games were played. (Maybe "because" no games were played.)

  • Blue Jackets notebook | Players bond at Rock and Roll Hall

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};</script>STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The Blue Jackets have so many young players — 11 of the 23 are 25 years old or younger — that much of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum required explanation. Jimi Hendrix? Janis Joplin? Elvis? That’s mom and dad’s music. But the fun started early when the players took a tour on Tuesday.

  • Blue Jackets | Gregory Campbell brings grit, experience into room

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};</script>STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Blue Jackets center Gregory Campbell has played on bad teams, average teams and very good teams, including one that won the Stanley Cup.

  • Around the NHL | Rangers ruin Blackhawks’ Cup party

    <script>adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BLUE_NEWS"};</script>Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2: Oscar Lindberg, Kevin Klein and Derek Stepan scored in the first period, and New York ruined Chicago’s Stanley Cup party with the victory on Wednesday on the first night of the NHL season.