#CBJ Community Spotlight: June 7
Our weekly look at what's new around the Blue Jackets blogosphere
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is our weekly look around the #CBJ community to see what's being talked about, debated, and highlighted by the greatest fans in the National Hockey League. Have a suggestion or submission for next week's edition? Hit up @RobMixer on Twitter and let him know.
As we begin this exciting new feature on BlueJackets.com, I have but one request: bear with me.
I once thought I had an extensive search tool set up for all things #CBJ, but as we've all learned by now, technology isn't always 100 percent reliable and some things fall through the cracks. We'll make this bigger and better with each passing week, taking a look at what our most active fans are talking about on social media. Don't be shy about telling me if I've missed something; if we don't catch it this week, send me a tweet and it'll be in our next edition.
With that being said, welcome to the Community Spotlight. Let's get started and see what's been going on over the last week.
BRANDON DUBINSKY @NHL TWITTER TAKEOVER
Not too long ago, the good folks in the NHL's social media department asked if Dubinsky would be interested in taking over their account for an #AskDubi session. Dubinsky was all for it, and on Wednesday afternoon, he sat down and tackled as many fan questions as time allowed.
For a detailed account, you can read our Storify recap of Dubinsky's Twitter session by clicking here.
EA SPORTS NHL 14 COVER VOTE
Sergei Bobrovsky and Martin Brodeur battled it out for one week in the final round of the EA Sports NHL 14 cover vote, and the voting is now complete. What a ride it was, too: Bobrovsky defeated Patrick Sharp, Taylor Hall and John Tavares en route to his showdown with one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time. Let the suspense begin: EA Sports plans to unveil the 2014 cover athlete during the Stanley Cup Final.
JACKET BACKERS ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS
The longest-tenured Blue Jackets fan group is accepting applications for new members in time for the 2013-14 NHL season. If you haven't heard of their once-in-a-lifetime bus trips to road games, or just getting together on a weeknight for drinks and hockey-watching, you're missing out. If you're a prospective Jacket Backers member or a current member who needs to renew, click here for more information.
ARCH CITY ARMY SEASON TICKET OPPORTUNITY
Our loud and passionate supporters group, perched in section 228 for all 41 home games at Nationwide Arena, has opportunities for new members and season ticket holders in 2013-14. You've seen their awesome scarves around town, at games, fan events and at the local watering holes - now's your chance to get involved. Click this link for additional information on season tickets and membership options.
Now, for the links...
-- Join us in welcoming the newest Blue Jackets blog to the family! Mark Huss runs FanSided's Union & Blue blog and this week, he looked at the team's options with its first-round picks and also Bobrovsky's ability to follow up his strong debut season in Columbus.
-- Kat Ehas at The (Union) Blue Line completes her season-ending grades for the Blue Jackets and begins to look ahead to the offseason and what it may bring.
-- Mike MacLean, Dan Parker and Matt Wagner at SB Nation's The Cannon blog have been profiling NHL draft prospects, and this week, they featured Max Domi of the London Knights and Valentin Zykov of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.
-- The Union Blue has churned out a ton of great content this week, and most recently, Jas (CBJ Prospects) checked in with his annual "prospect awards" blog. You can find the awards here, and while you're at it, have a read over tUB's second half reflections piece.
-- HockeyBuzz.com's Glen Miller examines a potential developing situation in New York, and whether Brad Richards could be a fit here in Columbus with the Jackets.
See you next week...same time, same place!