Blue Jackets General Manager found himself between a rock and a hard place this training camp. The issue: the CBJ had not brought anyone in to help improve the league’s worst power play last season. Going into training camp, Howson seemed to be in prime position to strike a deal for that coveted offensive defenseman [...]September 29th, 2009 | Bart Logan | 1 comment | Continued
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OK, so here we are in August, with training camp just under six weeks away, lighting candles in hope of an offensive defenseman, and getting all of our house and yard improvements done before the demands of hockey season begin. A perfect time to once again attack the issues of alignment and scheduling!!! Ready? Here [...]August 3rd, 2009 | Jeff Little | 3 comments | Continued
The Blue Jackets have been in search of the proverbial puck-moving offensive defenseman since their inception into the league. Columbus’ first ever draft pick, Rostislav Klesla, was supposed to a can’t-miss pick. Klesla put up some monster numbers in juniors with the Brampton Battalion, but has never accumulated more than 22 points in an NHL [...]July 23rd, 2009 | Bart Logan | 9 comments | Continued
Let’s start with these assumptions (I know what happens when you assume but…). The Blue Jackets must, not like to or would help or anything else, have a offensive defenseman that can quarterback the power play. The other assumption is that the CBJ have too many quality wingers and would like to move one or [...]July 12th, 2009 | Eric Smith | 1 comment | Continued