Columbus Blue Jackets posted by Blue Jackets Fan
The team can boast of exceptional talent especially in the middle. Ryan Johansen, Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov are the top three that can help carry the team at the center in the coming season. However, Brandon Dubinsky is going to be out for a considerable period of time.
Brandon Dubinsky is currently undergoing abdominal surgery. This means that he will be out for 6 weeks. He signed a $35 million 6 year contract with the jackets and his absence is be both a disappointment for him and the team. He has shown skill and talent with his performance. He helped the team last season with his 50 points that got him in the third place on the team.
New Talent Ryan Johansen
Ryan Johansen recently signed with the jackets. However, the 6-foot-3 player has recently missed out on training camp and exhibition games as his agent was still negotiating with the team on his behalf. He reportedly was not at his best form on the day he first practiced with his team mates. This has left some of his team mates anxious. However, the Johansen is a talented player who can carry the team through, in the coming season.
Strengthening the Defence
The team has been relying on Jack Johnson for its defence. Even though Ryan Johansen can take care of the center and improve on the Blue Jacket’s depth, there is still room for improvement in the blue Jackets defence.
David Savard is also likely to be paired with Johnson. He got an average of 17:19 on the ice last season. The fact that he spent a lot of time with Johnson on Ice means, that the pair are likely to work towards a better defence this season. Savard had been underperforming in the previous seasons, but he seems to have worked hard and regained his footing.Continue reading "Columbus Blue Jackets"