Much like their winter-arena-sports counterparts in the NBA, the NHLers are in draft-mode tonight. The first round of the NHL Entry Draft is tonight in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, and our own Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves in an interesting position with the #4 pick.
Now that their coaching search is complete, all eyes have turned to the draft for Columbus. The chance is there to get a real first-year impact player, and if they stay put that player will most likely be on defense. And, if you watched this team at all last season, you know that defense is by far the biggest area of overall need (with apologies to that elusive, play-making centerman they covet).
So, what does this draft look like at the top, and where does Columbus fit in? [Read more...]