The Jackets are moving in the wrong direction. Simply put. The 5 year contract for Commodore was the start; now they've dealt their top 2 picks from the '03 draft (Zherdev and Fritsche) for 2 older players who, no offense to Tyutin or Backman, are not going to provide the same level of play. Now they've brought in Huselius. Not that he's a bad player by any means, but if the team is in need of offensive output and needed to add another 2 top 6 forwards, wouldn't you want to keep Zherdev, and then add Huselius? Or at least get an equal return for one of the most skilled young offensive players in the game.
I officially, on this day, hereby declare myself no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket fan.
Dude. Voracek + Brassard is likely a lot better than Zherdev + Fritsche.