The Blue Jackets have officially started training camp. It began Thursday with fitness testing, including coach John Tortorella's infamous two-mile run and continues Friday with on-ice testing followed by the first team practices Saturday. Camp begins with Tortorella and Blue Jacket players openly discussing the "chip on the shoulder" team attitude following the off-season departures of Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene.
New Fox Sports Ohio Blue Jackets analyst Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre visited with Joel Riley on WTVN Thursday morning and talked about the CBJ, the chip on the shoulder, the upcoming season, his unique nickname and more. It was a blast having JLGP, aka, "The Hyphenator" on the show. If you missed it, check out the conversation here.