Summer Skate: Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets spent some money this offseason in hopes of ending era of futility
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Columbus. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Columbus Blue Jackets
Tired of missing the postseason -- as they have for all but one of their 10 seasons -- the Blue Jackets signed the puck-moving defenseman and Rick Nash-linemate they've always needed in James Wisniewski as well as getting Jeff Carter.
If the new acquisitions click and Steve Mason returns to rookie form, the Blue Jackets could be a surprise playoff team.
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