Blue Jackets take shot at departed stars in pump-up video

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators. (Paul Vernon/AP)

After a summer of turnover, the Columbus Blue Jackets appear to be taking one final shot at their departed stars before starting the 2019-20 campaign.

Columbus played a pump-up video before its home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night with the word “loyalty” in all caps showcased throughout the 90-second clip.

The video showed interview clips of star players like Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno along with head coach John Tortorella pledging their allegiances to the Blue Jackets franchise.

Columbus lost several key players over the summer to free agency including Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Ryan Dzingel and Matt Duchene.

Other words featured in the video include “allegiance,” “dedication” and “commitment.”

The video was dubbed to a remix of the song “Loyalty” by Kendrick Lamar.


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