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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.4.2012 / 7:37 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today

Happy birthday, America.

Ok sorry - had to get that out of the way first. It's been an awesome day at Nationwide Arena and the OhioHealth Ice Haus, and it began early this morning with an intense goaltenders-only workout led by Blue Jackets goaltending coach Ian Clark.

Clark gathered Oscar Dansk, Anton Forsberg, Martin Ouelette and Joonas Korpisalo for a steady diet of shots, skating and competitive drills in a strictly-netminder setting, allowing some valuable education time for both the coach and his pupils. With two young goalies just joining the ranks at the 2012 NHL Draft, it was an opportunity to get to know the players further, and introduce them to their peers between the pipes.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 07.4.2012 / 9:35 AM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today


We had the chance to chat with Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson shortly after the first day of development camp wrapped up at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. Let's kick off today's blog -- and there's lots more to come -- with Howson's meeting with the media.

The following is the transcript of Howson's media session:

On seeing Springfield coach Brad Larsen in action for the first time:

"Everything we do has a purpose to it, and a lot of these players that you see here today will be playing in Springfield at some point. Some will be playing there this year, so it's a good way for our coaches to get acclimated and our players to get acclimated with the coaches."

On Chris Clark's role with the team:
"He's going to be a great addition to our staff. He has great experience and the more he gets to know these players, both on the ice professionally and personally, the better."


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.3.2012 / 8:21 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today

RIMER'S RECAP: Blue Jackets television play-by-play man Jeff Rimer reports from the OhioHealth Ice Haus, recapping the first day of development camp on JacketsTV.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.3.2012 / 7:53 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today

PHOTOS: Here are some photos from today's on-ice workouts during Blue Jackets development camp:



Post-practice bike flush to get all the lactic acid out. Good idea...




We spotted Ryan Johansen taking a quick breather during drills.

Check out the full photo gallery here >>

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.3.2012 / 6:24 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today


Maybe part of it had to do with the scorching summer temperatures outside before Red, White and Boom, but it felt great to be back inside the OhioHealth Ice Haus this afternoon.

The Blue Jackets' top prospects had a chance to fly in yesterday, have dinner as a group and take part in some off-ice workouts all before the 3 p.m. hour on Tuesday, leaving one thing left to do in order to officially kick off the camp: lace up the skates and get out on the ice.

Led by newly-appointed Springfield Falcons head coach Brad Larsen, his assistant Nolan Pratt and Blue Jackets player development coach Chris Clark, the full group (including four goaltenders) took the ice in front of a lively crowd at the Ice Haus. On one side of the ice, 2012 draft picks Oscar Dansk and Joonas Korpisalo manned the pipes, and on the other end, Martin Ouelette and Anton Forsberg (2010) shared duties in goal.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 07.3.2012 / 12:51 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today


It's day one of the Blue Jackets development camp, and we can officially report that all prospects are present and accounted for.

Early starts were abound as the players headed down to Nationwide Arena around 6:45 a.m. today, and went through the process of having their headshots taken for team publications, speaking with the team's public relations representatives about their Twitter accounts, and a whole lot more. It was the first step in a week dedicated to getting these kids prepared for lengthy, productive careers in the NHL.

We were down in the locker room early enough to catch 2012 first-round pick Ryan Murray (below) and Memorial Cup champion Michael Chaput (second picture below) get their new headshots taken. Yes, it was EARLY...


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POSTED ON Monday, 07.2.2012 / 5:36 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today


While the NHL Draft is a fantastic event and gives fans a good look at the future of their favorite team, the week of development camp is even better.

For the complete Development Camp Media Guide, CLICK HERE.

You have prospects from all over the world and playing in dozens of different leagues at several different levels, convening in one spot for the week to train, shake hands, meet the staff and put on a show for their new hometown fans.

It's going down in Columbus, this week. The Blue Jackets' top prospects are starting to arrive in town and this year's camp has an exciting vibe to it. First-round pick (2012) Ryan Murray is arriving soon, Ryan Johansen will be participating along with Cam Atkinson, and the two newest additions between the pipes (Oscar Dansk, Joonas Korpisalo) are in attendance, as well.


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POSTED ON Sunday, 07.1.2012 / 7:16 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today

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POSTED ON Sunday, 07.1.2012 / 6:08 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today
Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson met with the media this evening at Nationwide Arena to discuss the happenings during the first day of the NHL free agency period. Before we get any further, he's a recap of what went down today involving the CBJ:

-- acquired LW Nick Foligno from the Otawa Senators in exchange for D Marc Methot

-- signed G Curtis McElhinney to a one-year, two-way deal

-- signed LW Jonathan Audy-Marchessault to a three-year, entry-level contract

-- signed veteran D Adrian Aucoin to a one-year contract worth $2 million (plus bonuses)


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POSTED ON Sunday, 07.1.2012 / 5:13 PM ET
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com (@RobMixer) / CBJ Today


The Blue Jackets came into free agency looking to add veteran depth to their defense, and after dealing Marc Methot to Ottawa this afternoon, that search intensified.

It culminated in the team agreeing to terms with Adrian Aucoin on a one-year deal worth $2 million, adding instant credibility and veteran depth to the blue line. Aucoin, who will turn 39 later this week, spent the last three seasons as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes and played a key role in helping their young defensemen adjust to life in the NHL.

Columbus will be the seventh stop in Aucoin’s NHL career. And he’s still got game, too – the 17-year veteran has a wicked shot from the point and can bring heat with the one-timer. He tallied two goals in 74 games a year ago and has played big minutes throughout his career, making him a valuable addition to a group of defensemen that have similar capabilities.

What could the Blue Jackets’ defense look like this upcoming season? With Aucoin now in the fold, let’s take an early look at some possible combinations:


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