Give Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen credit for having the courage to push his chips all in for the playoffs this season. Trading for Matt Duchene was a bold move. But the Blue Jackets owed it to fans to be aggressive. Four trips to the playoffs in 17 seasons is embarrassing. They need to play for today. After this deal, the Blue Jackets are better than the Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens.
Columbus Blue Jackets’ risky move will get them into the NHL playoffs
About the Author: Carson J Cooper
Carson J. Cooper quit his job as a banker to pursue his dream to be a sportswriter. He believes in pitching inside, hip checks, slow curves, hair flowing out of a helmet, afternoon baseball, making the pitcher bat, keeping an ace kicker, watching Hockey Night in Canada, Jack Morris's forkball, Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckleball and the legend of Gordie Howe.