Friday, July 22, 2005
#10-The Columbus Blue Jackets
The most underrated hockey market. Columbus is often grouped with the "struggling new franchises." It couldn't be further from the truth. This town was an instant hockey hotbed and the Jax do very well financially. They will need to use much of that money to ink Nash, maybe the best goal scorer in all of hockey. Klesla as well. There are several buyout options in order to free up room and get the right play making center. How good would Kariya look feeding Nash? Aucoin's name has also been thrown around, but I think Hamrlik may be the best option here. You might just be surprised though when Columbus gets much more aggressive than is expected. Players see this city as a great opportunity.