Steven Stamkos Could Turn the Columbus Blue Jackets into Stanley Cup Contenders

July 9th, 2011 by Roderick Angelo Leave a reply »
Steven Stamkos is one of the best young players in the NHL.

It is not every year that a player of his caliber is actually available. It is also no secret that the Columbus Blue Jackets have had problems drafting players in the NHL draft. Losing four first round picks to sign a guy of his caliber really would not hurt the Jackets too much, because we are one of the worst drafting teams in the NHL. This is not a shot at Scott Howson—I am actually a Blue Jackets fan.

Before the free agent period started, I was hoping that we would've signed Wisniewski and traded for Jeff Carter and we did. We have made great moves to try and become a playoff team but we are still a ways away from seriously contending for a Stanley Cup.

I like the additions of Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski. You get a guy that can be the great center that we have always needed to play with Rick Nash. Wisnieski is a tough defenseman that will definitely become a fan favorite early with his hard-hitting nature and his ability to move the puck.

These two signings make us relevant in the playoff conversation, but we are still a sixth seed at best in the ultra competitive ...

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