Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Nick Schultz

Blue Jackets look at series with mighty Penguins as opportunity to finally get some respect

The Columbus Blue Jackets don't mind all the doubters.In fact, they almost welcome them."People were waiting for us to falter, kind of waiting to say, 'I told you so,'" coach Todd Richards said of his team's season. "And this team never did."Saddled with years of losing, bad trades and awful draft picks, the Blue Jackets also get it that almost no one thinks they have a shot against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which start on Wednesday night.It might look like a mismatch on paper, one of the youngest teams in the NHL making just its second postseason trip in the franchise's 13 seasons against a list of superstars that includes Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Co.But the Blue Jackets, while accepting all the slights and putdowns, really do believe they're in a good place."If you look at the character in this room and the resiliency, it's second to none," defenseman James Wisniewski said. "No matter what happens, we haven't stayed down fo...

Read More

  1. 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers Preview

    There is a misconception regarding rebuilding projects that suggests all a club needs to do to make the process work is simply commit to it.The Edmonton Oilers and t...

  2. Oilers sign former Bruins defenseman Ference to 4-year deal

    The Edmonton Oilers have signed former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference to a four-year deal.Ference's deal is reportedly worth $13 million, and he would count $3.25 ...

  3. Wild waive Tom Gilbert, with plan to buy out defenseman's contract for salary-cap space

    The Minnesota Wild have waived defenseman Tom Gilbert.The team announced the move Wednesday. The 30-year-old Gilbert had one season left on his contract for $3 milli...

  4. Dvorak scores twice, Hiller makes 27 saves in Ducks' 2-1 win over Oilers

    Radek Dvorak scored two goals, Jonas Hiller made 27 saves after missing four games because of an illness, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Monda...

  5. Dvorak, Ducks down Oilers

    Radek Dvorak netted both of Anaheim's goals to help the Ducks edge the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, on Monday at Honda Center.Saku Koivu tallied an assist on each of Dvorak...

  6. Oilers host Coyotes in clash between playoff hopefuls

    The Edmonton Oilers are looking to take advantage of a home-heavy finish to the regular season in an effort to snap a six-year playoff drought.Six of nine on the roa...

  7. Flames deal Oilers crushing defeat

    Sven Baertschi had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames handed the Edmonton Oilers a big blow to their playoff hopes with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.Mikael Back...

  8. Wild try to start win streak against MacTavish's Oilers

    The Minnesota Wild will try to win consecutive games for the first time in three weeks on Tuesday night as they take on the Edmonton Oilers, who will play their firs...

  9. Schneider, Canucks shut out Oilers

    Henrik Sedin posted a goal and an assist and Cory Schneider recorded 23 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Vancouver Canucks downed the red-hot Edmon...

  10. Sharks down Oilers in SO

    Dan Boyle scored the winner in the shootout as the San Jose Sharks took a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.With the final shot, Boyle dipped his shoulde...

  11. Colin Wilson scores 2 goals, 2 assists as Predators snap 3-game skid by beating Oilers 6-0

    For one night, the Nashville Predators fixed their scoring woes by matching their best output of the season. Now their challenge is proving they can do it again.Coli...

  12. Koivu's goal serves as reward for Wild's defensive effort in 4-2 win over sluggish Oilers

    Mikko Koivu made up for a frustrating stretch without a goal by Minnesota, scoring 9 seconds into the third period to snap a tie and spark the Wild to a 4-2 victory ...

  1. Columbus Blue Jackets acquire D Nick Schultz from Edmonton Oilers for fifth-round pick

    The Columbus Blue Jackets, in dire need of immediate help on the blue line, have traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Edmonton Oilers for veteran defenseman Nick S...

  2. Blue Jackets nab D Schultz from Oilers

    Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Edmonton Oilers have shipped veteran defenseman Nick Schultz to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Wednesday's trade deadline in exc...

  3. Anisimov, Jackets aim for rare win over Blackhawks

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The red-hot Artem Anisimov will try to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to their first victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in 12 tries as the for...

  4. Isles, Oilers meet in Edmonton

    (SportsNetwork.com) - With the distraction of the trade deadline behind them, the New York Islanders can now focus on finishing the season strong.The Isles take aim ...

  5. Scandella's late goal lifts Wild to 4-3 win over Blackhawks after furious final period

    Last spring, the Chicago Blackhawks disposed of the Minnesota Wild in five games of the first-round playoff series on their way to the Stanley Cup championship.With ...

  6. Blackhawks down Oilers for third straight win

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Kruger and Duncan Keith scored less than two minutes apart in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off the Edmo...

  7. Marcus Kruger's tiebreaking goal in 3rd helps Blackhawks beat Oilers 5-4 for 3rd straight win

    The Chicago Blackhawks were sloppy on defense at times Sunday night. The struggling Edmonton Oilers struggled even more in their own zone and it cost them against th...

‹ Prev12345Next ›