Columbus Blue Jackets season preview
THE BOTTOM LINE
By Jim Kelley, Special to ESPN.com
This is the sixth NHL season for the last of the teams formed in the NHL's rush to expand. That makes for a benchmark year for president and general manager Doug MacLean. He needs a first-ever playoff appearance for this squad.
Offense: It's young, but should be fun to watch. Left wing Rick Nash tied for the NHL lead in goal scoring in 2003-04 (41) and is going to be better, barring he stays healthy. Nash might miss opening night ...
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