Metro Team Looking To Blow Things Up After Disappointing Start To The Season

Tyler Ball
December 17, 2023  (9:21 PM)

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The 2023-24 season has been a season of success for some teams and a major disappointment for others. The Columbus Blue Jackets squarely find themselves in the latter group.

Their disappointing season has led to many questions about the future of the team.

Blue Jackets Exploring All Trade Options

Earlier this week NHL insider Bruce Garrioch took a look at the frustrating season of the Blue Jackets and where things are going. According to Garrioch, the expectation is that every player on the team is potentially up for trade.

While the Blue Jackets are willing to discuss trades involving any player some like Adam Fantilli likely hold a lot more value than teams will be willing to give up.
While talking about Columbus Garrioch also speculated on the future of the front office.

NHL Insider Places Blue Jackets Front Office On The Hot Seat

Garrioch then also went on to report that the Columbus Blue Jackets front office, particularly John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen, could be out of their jobs soon. Their handling of the Mike Babcock situation has lost a lot of goodwill with the organization and fans.
Shown the door before he could even step behind the bench after players complained Babcock was checking their phones during camp, the heat has been turned up high on president of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen.

If Kekalainen and Davidson are fighting for their futures they could make some major changes to the roster. These could be buying or selling moves depending on what the front office believes could buy them more time.
Either way, the Blue Jackets have been huge disappointments and could be heading for an ugly rebuild in the not-so-distant future.