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Scott Howson Realizes Problems Exist In Columbus

from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,

“We’re not good enough defensively, first,” he said. “And that’s a team-wide thing. It’s goaltending, it’s defense, it’s forwards playing together as a group. We gave up six (goals) in St. Louis. We gave up four (in Chicago). We gave up six in Nashville. We gave up six in Edmonton. You can’t win like that. It’s impossible.”

If that’s true, a major move is needed. Howson seems to acknowledge as much.

“Everything’s on the table,” he said. “We’ve got to look at everything. We’ve got to seriously look at everything. Now that’s different than saying, ‘I’m going to phone every GM tomorrow and say who do you want, (Rick) Nash, Carter or (R.J.) Umberger?’ but we’ve got to look at the whole situation and we’ve got to consider everything.”

So the Blue Jackets are going to be “active.” Exactly what that means isn’t clear, but “active” is good because it shows that management is at least trying to solve the problem.


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RWBill's avatar

Detroit Red Wings + $5,000,000 = 9-22-5   ROFL.

Way to go for the money, Wisniewski, a really nice -18!  At least you’re getting paid well.

I said this 3 years ago and am sticking with it, next stop for Nash will be Detroit.  All great players want ther name on the Cup, and at the end of his contract he will be at a critical point in his career, realizing that it will never happen in Columbus and another long term contract there will be career suicide.

Posted by RWBill on 12/28/11 at 01:29 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Howson sees the problem in Columbus every time he shaves. How can he trade that away?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/28/11 at 02:57 PM ET

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