COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
NEEDS: Based on the team’s depth, the Jackets are really just looking for finishing touches. A talented forward (center, preferably) with playoff experience is the ideal.
AVAILABILITY: The Blue Jackets have solid organizational depth, so a prospect such as Sonny Milano could be offered up if necessary.
UFAs: M. Calvert (LW), J. Johnson (D), J. Jokinen (C)
TRADE BAIT: Jack Johnson loves Columbus and he likes playing for coach John Tortorella, but the shutdown D-man also needs to hit it big with his next contract, since his parents lost all his money. The Jackets were well aware of his trade demand and were trying to accommodate, though GM Jarmo Kekalainen wasn’t going to force it.