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New NHL Labor Talks Bring Optimism

Negotiations lasted for nearly eight hours yesterday in a pair of sessions that included big and smaller groups.
December 5, 2012

NHL owners and players got right back to the bargaining table Wednesday morning just hours after ending a long day of talks that produced the greatest sense for optimism since the lockout began three months ago.

NHL Cancels Games Through Dec. 14, All-Star Game In Columbus

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The latest causality of the NHL's work stoppage is the 2013 All-Star Game scheduled to be played in Columbus.
November 23, 2012

The NHL is calling off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The league made the announcement Friday, the 69th day of the NHL’s lockout of its players. The new cancellations come as little surprise. The two sides had an unproductive negotiating session on [...]

Blue Jackets Pick Davidson To Lead Rebuilding Effort

John Davidson is a former player, a Hall of Fame broadcaster, and the former president of the St. Louis Blues.
October 25, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets are hiring former goaltender, announcer and St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson as the club’s president of hockey operations.

Blue Jackets Lockout Might Affect Arena District Businesses

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24, 2012

It’s been a little more than a week since National Hockey League owners locked out players over revenue sharing and salary caps, among other things. The lockout includes Columbus Blue Jackets players – who won’t be paid for missed games. The dispute might mean some economic hard times for others — especially for businesses in the Arena District.

NHL Lockout Begins, No Formal Talks Scheduled

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NHL owners locked out the Blue Jackets and all other players on Sunday. No formal talks between the two sides have been scheduled.
17, 2012

NHL owners locked out the Blue Jackets and all other players on Sunday. No formal talks have been scheduled between the two sides.

Jackets Trade Rick Nash To NY Rangers

Rick Nash is a five-time NHL All Star
July 23, 2012

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded the face of the franchise to the New York Rangers.

Convention Facilities Authority Pledges Transparency

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority said it will provide some business transactions made by the private agency that will manage Nationwide Arena.
23, 2012

A comment made recently by the head of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has some elected officials questioning the transparency of the agency that will manage Nationwide Arena. WOSU reports the CFA attempted to clarify the statement at its board meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Arena Deal Falls Short Of Solving Blue Jackets’ Financial Woes

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26, 2011

The Blue Jackets are off to a terrible start. Last night’s win over the Red Wings was the team’s first. The losing comes as the City of Columbus and Franklin County are preparing to buy Nationwide Arena in an effort to save the team. WOSU looks at whether the deal will actually solve the Jackets’ financial problems.

Suggested Answer To Blue Jackets Woes: Publicly-Owned Arena

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Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
14, 2011

The fate of the financially-stressed Blue Jackets may finally be less shaky. The committee formed to find a way to keep the N-H-L team in Columbus recommended local government get involved. WOSU reports taxpayers could be the new owners of Nationwide Arena.

Columbus Pro Sports Teams Get Ad Boost.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman accepts Clippers jersey and hat from Clippers General Manager Ken Schnacke
23, 2011

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission says it will spend up to $75,000 on a digital billboard campaign. The ads are designed to boost home attendance at Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home games.