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#CBJ Community Spotlight: Aug. 16

by Rob Mixer / Columbus Blue Jackets
(photo: Columbus Underground)


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.

Happy Friday once again...can you smell Cannonfest in the air?

We are now less than a month away from the opening of Blue Jackets training camp, and yesterday marked one month until the first preseason game - Sept. 15 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Summer is officially in "blur" mode and we're ramping up preparations for the 2013-14 season at Nationwide Arena. Coupled with this fall-like weather and I'm ready for the season to start yesterday.

The weekly disclaimer: we're here - as we are each Friday morning - to recap the latest and greatest content from the Blue Jackets online community. The blogs, fan sites, Twittersphere, and more - it's full coverage from Blue Jackets fans all under one roof.

Here's what you need to know:


The fourth edition of CannonFest is THIS SUNDAY and you do not want to miss out on this year's event. Year number four of the Blue Jackets community's grassroots fan festival takes place Aug. 18 at the Buffalo Wild Wings location on Bethel Rd. in Columbus. The Blue Jackets digital team will be on-site all afternoon taking pictures, tweeting and interacting with the best fans in hockey. We hear there will be several awesome videos to watch, as well.

Seriously: be there.

And now, this week's links from around the Blue Jackets community...

- The team at The Union Blue has some good stuff this week, beginning with Jeff Little analyzing the addition of Bill Zito to the Blue Jackets' front office.

- Another from the tUB team: our friend CBJ Prospects has unveiled his "Top 20" list of Blue Jackets prospects.

- Greg May from Full Mental Jackets has the deets on Cannonfest, which will be hosted by one of his Buffalo Wild Wings restuarants this weekend.

- Mike MacLean from SB Nation's Cannon blog has a letter to Metropolitan Division opponents.

- Elaine from Faceoff Violation's "Chattin Bout Jackets" blog posted a poem she wrote earlier this summer after Nathan Horton signed with the Blue Jackets.

**Editor's note: Horton's LIVE chat on BlueJackets.com takes place Friday (today) at noon ET.

- Mike Majeski from the Union & Blue blog provides his rankings of the Blue Jackets' 2013 draft picks.
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