"Blue Jackets Live: Preseason Special" will take a look back at what has been a very busy summer leading up to the Columbus Blue Jackets' eighth National Hockey League season. The show will feature interviews with General Manager Scott Howson, Head Coach Ken Hitchcock, as well as new Blue Jackets players R.J. Umberger, Mike Commodore, Raffi Torres and 2008 first round draft pick Nikita Filatov. The show will also include a behind the scenes feature on team captain Rick Nash, who is the cover athlete for the NHL 2K9 Hockey video game. Earlier this summer, Nash participated in the creation of the game at the 2K Sports headquarters near San Francisco.
Following Saturday's premiere telecast, "Blue Jackets Live: Preseason Special" will air eight additional times on Fox Sports Ohio during the month of September. The complete broadcast schedule is as follows:
Saturday, September 6 - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 7 - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10 - 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, September 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 13 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16 - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 18 - 6 p.m.
Individual game tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games will go on sale Friday, September 19 at noon at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for preseason games are on sale now. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.