– Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) June 21, 2023
The Blue Jackets are in a very interesting draft position. Obviously, the Blackhawks and Ducks are better placed, but Columbus can’t complain either.
And what’s interesting is that the Blue Jackets are very (too?) open about their plans. On Twitter, the club is talking a lot about the draft… and they’re even drawing up portraits of the club’s targets, who are clearly identified.
In an article published on the club’s website, we read that Bedard will (most likely) go to Chicago and that Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson, Will Smith and Matvei Michkov are among the club’s potential picks.
Between now and the end of the week, each case (not Bedard’s, but the other four) will be analyzed by the club’s website.
The club’s first portrait is of Carlsson. You’re free to interpret it as you wish, but I don’t mind the order in which the texts appear on their site.
More than ever, it confirms that the first four picks of the auction should be center players, leaving Michkov free at #5. And I believe he’ll be available at #6 as well.
– Well done.
Daniel Jacob helps Vincent Desharnais, “a big, smart, passionate bug“https://t.co/TudW0daITC
– RDS (@RDSca) June 22, 2023
– The players have their backs.
The NHLPA is launching a program to help players prepare for life after field hockey: https://t.co/NFiTzbfDaq
– Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 22, 2023
– With good reason.
According to him, there’s no need to panic, and he’s right. https://t.co/oxXAoZKv6I
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 22, 2023
– Never too many centers in the NHL. [98.5 FM]
– Peter Laviolette puts his stamp on the Rangers.