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NHL Rumors: Columbus Blue Jackets – Keys to the offseason and potential coaching candidates

Keys to the offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Ryan S. Clark and Kristen Shilton of ESPN: Looking at a number of the offseason choices and priorities for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason.

Projected 2023-24 cap house: $18,616,667
2023 draft picks: Two 1sts, 2nd, two 3rds, two 4ths, fifth, seventh

NHL Trade Deadline Impacts From The East

Another crew hoping for the draft lottery balls to fall their method. Could they appear to commerce their second first-round decide for some quick assist? The Blue Jackets tried to amass Jakob Chychrun on the deadline.

Their blue line wants some work. Will prospect David Jiricek be capable to bounce into their prime 4? What about Adam Boqvist?

Adding some veteran presence may be on their radar.

10 head teaching candidates for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus Blues Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is seeking to rent his third head coach and takes full accountability for the teaching modifications.

“I am willing to take all the pressure that’s out there,” Kekalainen stated. “I take full responsibility on hiring the coaches. … This is the second firing, if I’m counting (John Tortorella and the Blue Jackets parted ways ‘mutually’ in 2021), and I take full responsibility for hiring the two coaches that I’ve hired so far, and for the team that’s on the ice. That’s my responsibility. I own up to that every day in front of the mirror and I will in the future, as well.”

Potential Blue Jackets teaching candidates

Jeff Blashill – Tampa Bay Lightning assistant
Bruce Boudreau – free agent
Andrew Brunette – New Jersey Devils assistant
Dan Bylsma – Coachella Valley AHL head coach
Glen Gulutzan – Edmonton Oilers assistant

NHL Trade Deadline Impacts From The West

Jukka Jalonen – Finnish nationwide crew
Peter Laviolette – free agent
Joel Quenneville – free agent
Brad Shaw – Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach
Pascal Vincent – Blue Jackets affiliate coach



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