The Stanly Cup has finally been awarded, Congratulations Detroit on their valiant effort and to Pittsburgh on their first cup since 92. Fleury came up with the save of his career in the dieing seconds of play and that is rightfully deserved. Fleury has came a long way since his disaster for Team Canada at the World Jr’s many years ago Right now we sit only 12 days away from the draft and things are starting to peculate.
Early last week we discussed Columbus going after a top line center to play with Nash. The two names we talked about at great length were Spezza and Marleau. We can cross Spezza off our list with Dany Heatley’s trade request. Late last week, Ottawa‘s Team 1200 Radio was speculating on a Nash for Heatley deal. HAHA, Ottawa would dream for an offer of this magnitude. Nash plays a solid 2 way game, doesn’t shy away from hitting and can score. He is everything you want in your franchise player, Heatley on the other hand only seems to apply himself in the offensive end or when he has the puck on his stick. The General Manager of Ottawa is in a tough position with Heatley being owed a 4 Million dollar bonus on July 1st.
With Heatley upset in Ottawa it now decreases our chances at acquiring Marleau. If your San Jose would you want a package of Huseluis, picks and prospect for Marleau or try and create your own package to land Heatley to play long side Thortnon?
If you haven’t read Aaron Portzline latest article at the Dispatch you should check it out.
The Blue Jackets – with the right tinkering – can remain a playoff-caliber club for many seasons to come. They are in better shape now than every before, with a wave of young talent ready to take over and a slew of bold, responsible veterans in the dressing room to show the way.
Everyone out there believes this team will remain a playoff-caliber club with the amount of young talent on the way. By adding a mobile puck moving defensemen through the draft would do wonders for this franchise for many years to come.
CBJ fans do not have to worry about the current arena disaster and the amount of cash the teams is rumored to be loosing. If you look at back the last couple of years the likes of Ottawa, Buffalo and Pittsburgh have all seen their fair share of financial difficulties and are now thriving/winning Cups in their respective cities. The NHL wants to keep hockey in Columbus and this is a market that I believe can support.
And hey what ever happen to Jamie Pusher?