Fox Sports Ohio's Jeff Rimer and Jody Shelley, along with several staffers from bluejackets.com, have arrived in Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL Draft. They documented the sites and sounds of the draft and they were even kind enough to share their experience with us on Twitter.
Keep up with the CBJ Draft Central for the latest news, stories and updates from Philadelphia.
Elite Prospects on Leblanc: "Smooth skating puck moving defenseman who sees the ice extremely well and makes crisp tape-to-tape passes."— Rob Mixer (@RobMixer) June 28, 2014
Another busy day at Nationwide Arena, but it was a blast.
We started a cool, crisp Saturday morning off with a crowd wrapped around the building waiting to get into the OhioHealth Ice Haus for on-ice practices and a scrimmage on the main ice. It was a great start to a fun day that saw a lot of storylines start to take shape - and we'll get more in-depth with those further down in the notebook.
First things first: the rosters are out for tomorrow's preseason opener against the Penguins, which is a 6 p.m. start at Nationwide Arena. Curtis McElhinney is the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets and though a starter hasn't been named for Pittsburgh, the Penguins are bringing Marc-Andre Fleury (expected starter) and Jeff Zatkoff to Columbus.
There is a host of veterans dressing for the Blue Jackets, and you can find the entire playing roster at bluejackets.com/trainingcamp.
Alright, let's kick off the notebook...