The Monthy BJ's

Well after a few people saying how they loved Weekly BJ’s, I’ve decided to write a monthly version of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Come trade deadline, GM Doug MacLean might be busy unloading the couple of names he has.Doug MacLean was the head coach at the start of the season, but after a really bad start, he stepped down and named Gerard Gallant interm head coach.

The BJ’s still do not have it right, and are most likely losing money. We have already seen Daryl Sydor moved, and it might be time that others are moved too.

Among the BJ’s to attract attention come trade are:

Captain Luke Richardson(D) Almost every team is lacking that strong defensive defenseman. He could really go anywhere.

Assistant captain Geoff Sanderson(LW) Geoff is starting to age. If Columbus doesn’t trade him, I fear his value will keep getting lower each day. He is still a very good LW with great leadership abilities. I think any team that wants a better chance in the playoffs will inquire about Geoff.

Andrew Cassels(C) I originally thought Detroit would want him with Feds gone. And if they are unable to trade for Robert Lang, I see no reason why they wouldn’t want Andrew Cassels.

Todd Marchant(C) A good center who was signed in the offseason. He has not fit in too well for the BJ’s. He can kill penalties and be a good PP center.

Jody Shelley(LW) Teams that want grit and toughness. John Muckler in my opinion needs an enforcer. I doubt Rob Ray is good enough.

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The future does look good for the BJ’s.

-Goalie Marc Denis has been very good in net.

-Also Pascal Leclaire should be a very good goalie in the future.

-Last years #1 overall selection Rick Nash is tied in the goals with Goals.

-Nikolai Zherdev is looking great on the wing.

-And finally Rostislav Klesla is also turning out to be a future allstart defenseman.

*RIP Trevor Ettinger* BJ’s prospect who died in the summer


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