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With Another Blue Jackets Loss Comes Questions

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Is Cam Atkinson learning to play like Marian Gaborik? Shudder at the thought. Gaborik makes $7 million, and we haven’t even seen him turn on the jets this season. If one must float, one must score.

Is R.J. Umberger happy with one goal a month?

Do the Jackets miss injured Matt Calvert this much?

Do they miss Keith Acton, the assistant who left Columbus to take an associate coaching job in Edmonton? Acton told players things the players did not want to hear, but needed to hear. Is there anyone in the room that will do that?

Will anyone tell Gaborik to get his butt in gear, the way John Tortorella used to?

Can Nathan Horton, when he is healthy, change the dynamic? This is the dynamic: Losing is easy. The checks still clear. The back table is still reserved.

Can coach Todd Richards light a fire under these guys?

Is the new brain trust worried? Is the time drawing near when general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has to shake things up, before it is too late?


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