Of course, the whole team will benefit from making the playoffs and playing against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Of all sports, I'd say hockey is the one where experience and growing pains are absolutely necessary before moving on to the next level. It's the ultimate team sport, and you cannot buy your way into the playoffs with a couple big free agents. Ask Tampa Bay.
So, for the sake of discussion, which returning Blue Jacket will benefit the most from his Stanley Cup playoff appearance?
Note: Players that are set to be unrestricted or restricted free agents will not be included in the poll, as well as players with prior playoff experience (Modin, Commodore, Umberger, etc.).
Which Blue Jacket will benefit the most from his playoff experience?
Rick Nash (40 votes)
Steve Mason (46 votes)
Jake Voracek (15 votes)
Rusty Klesla (10 votes)
Derek Dorsett (2 votes)
Kris Russell (15 votes)
Jan Hejda (1 vote)
129 total votes