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06-27-2012, 11:35 AM
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Columbus Blue Jackets 2012 draft review


The Columbus Blue Jackets had a number of holes to fill in the organization heading into this past weekend’s draft. With eight selections in total, including four in the top 65, the club was in a great position to begin restocking the cupboard, one that was void of both goaltending and forward depth, along with a lack of forward prospects with much offensive potential outside of recently-graduated Ryan Johansen.

General Manager Scott Howson, just hours prior to the draft, did his part to help plug one of the holes, picking up Philadelphia Flyers backup goaltender, Sergei Bobrovsky; however, the problem with that plug is that it appears to be more of a stop gap.… read more


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06-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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I didn't see a thread about Snow's draft day offer.So,I'll post Staples June 25th tweet here.Staples is the Isles Newsday beatwriter.

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#Isles wanted their clear No. 1 ranked D-man, a more NHL-ready player, rather than a 2-3 year prospect and six others who are toss-ups.

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06-27-2012, 05:07 PM
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I love what was said about Murray, but I'll be quick to point out that he was named captain in his 17 year old season

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Good write up, I learned a thing or two, particularly about Anderson and Korpisalo. And I'm seriously looking into a road trip or two up to Erie to see Dansk this year.

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