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#CBJ Community Spotlight: July 26

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!

What a great day we had yesterday building the new Krumm Park playground in east Columbus. We had so many awesome volunteers, including Blue Jackets players, coach Todd Richards, former players Jean-Luc Grand Pierre and Andrew Cassels, the Jacket Backers were on hand as well as countless members of the community who were so gracious to spend the day with us and do something fun for the kids.

You'll be able to check out a complete photo gallery later today on and see what a unique playground it's totally customized from top to bottom and it's pretty exciting. We're also here this week to look at what the Blue Jackets community has been talking about over the past week - hence the whole "community spotlight" name.

Before we get into the links, here's an important update on this weekend's Select-A-Seat open house:

The annual Blue Jackets Open House and select-a-seat event is coming up, so you'll want to mark your calendars accordingly. This year's open house takes place on Saturday, July 27 and the doors open at 12 p.m. Fans will have every opportunity to learn about ticket packages for the 2013-14 season, chat with ticket representatives and check out the view from their potential seats.

Important update (as promised): we will have Mark Letestu, Nikita Nikitin and Todd Richards signing autographs and meeting fans throughout the afternoon, so make sure to stop by and say hello.

In addition, there will also be player autographs, locker room tours, games and more. You won't want to miss it. Get all the details by clicking here.

And now, for this week's latest....

- Jeff Little (the latest Blue Jackets blogger to join The Union Blue) has shared his thoughts on the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the prominent roles that Blue Jackets players could play for their respective countries. Be sure to give it a read.

- Matt Wagner of SB Nation's Cannon blog runs through some of his offseason musings pertaining to the Blue Jackets, including thoughts on the potential next captain of the club. Check it out!

- More from The Cannon: Mike MacLean has put together a "Lucky 13" collection of this offseason's biggest Blue Jackets storylines.

- Mark Huss from Union & Blue tells you why the Blue Jackets will need to step it up in moving to the Eastern Conference this season.

See you next week! Well, hopefully on Saturday for the open house - but same time, same place for the Community Spotlight a week from now.

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