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Blue Jackets Get Their Power Play Point Man

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

Yesterday, less than a week before the season opens, Howson got his man. The Blue Jackets acquired Stralman, 23, from the Flames for a thirdround draft pick in 2010.

“Anton fits a critical need on our roster,” Howson said. “He’s got puckmoving ability and power-play potential. He’s a right-(hand) shot, too, which is a nice bonus.

“He’s still a young player in the league, so he has a lot of upside, too.”...

“I was kind of shocked by the trade. I was really surprised,” Stralman said. “But it feels all good. I feel it’s a great opportunity for me.

“I’m not really aware of the situation in Columbus, other than to say it’s a really young, talented team and Rick Nash is a superb player.”

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