Blue Jackets don’t have the resources to build young

After weeks of speculation, it’s trade deadline day for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It’s clear that the current mix is not working for the team, who tried to catch lightning in a bottle with a flashy trade for Jeff Carter in the off-season.

They did well by getting solid defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round pick in trade from the Los Angeles Kings for Carter.

The Blue Jackets also fared well in what they received from Phoenix for Antoine Vermette last week.

Rick Nash appears gone, either today or this summer.

The Blue Jackets need to continue to build young and make smart draft decisions.

And based on their past draft history, it’s a path the current ownership won’t be able to take.

YAWN – The slam dunk contest over the weekend was rough to see. Something needs to be done to make it more interesting. But here was my favorite from Saturday night.

NO TOP SEED – Maybe it’s time to stop criticizing the Ohio State men’s team. They’re clearly not a No. 1 seed after Sunday’s loss to Wisconsin. Hopefully, they can catch fire in March, something they weren’t able to do last year.

BAD TIME FOR A RACE – I understand why the Daytona 500 had to be postponed, but how many people can watch it at noon today. Why not prime time tonight? You would think the event would get better ratings at night.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s View From The Pugh column features sports news and commentary. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

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Posted on February 27, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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