Columbus Blue Jackets own enviable depth at all positions
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10-31-2013, 10:42 PM
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I don't think you should have the expectations of Wennberg being a number 1 center. He will most likely be a smart 2-way 50-60 point 2nd line center. I have much more hope for Johansen to solidify our center of the future position.
We do own enviable depth in our prospect pool but much like our current team no real superstar talent(Murray is on his way though). Our D and goaltending should be great for a long time but our forwards are going to be pretty similar to what we have. Lots of balanced scoring, lots of heart and physical play, never win with skill alone.
This. We missed our chance to pick up elite talent because we finished middle of the pack again last year. If we're lucky the guys we picked up at the draft allow us to roll lines ala the Bruins/Blues model in the near future (Wennberg, Dano, and Rychel all were pegged as second line guys. If Murray and Erixon develop we will have a very solid D corp and a top flight nhl goalie in Bob. Regardless without some amazing draft and development luck we will never be a talented, exciting team. However we can be effective which is most important.
Hopefully we use the depth we have built to flip assets into better players, which looks to be our best bet for championships in the future.
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