Rask on radar in Columbus?
Entering last night, Scott Arniel (coach) and Scott Howson (GM) remained in charge of the stumblebum Blue Jackets, who will be here Thursday night. A brutal start (2-12-1) for the Jax, who aren’t going anywhere until they get legit goaltending, leading to rumors that they could be after the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask or the Islanders’ Evgeni Nabokov.
Steve Mason, 23, was the 2009 Rookie of the Year (33 wins, 2.29 GAA), but he can’t stop even a cough these days. Just as young goal-scorers can disappear (see: Jonathan Cheechoo), the same is true of goalies. Affable Andrew Raycroft won the Rookie of the Year award with the Bruins in 2004 with 29 wins, won a career-high 37 with Toronto in 2006-07, and has won only 31 games ever since (he’s now with Dallas).