COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 13: Ryan Russell #25 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates his first career NHL goal during the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on January 13, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 4-3. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Look, the season isn't going to be recovered at this point. We can only hope that Scott Howson is developing some type of game plan as to how to correct the direction the team is heading by the start of next season.
After last night, there are at least some positives to look at. Ryan Russell and Tomas Kubalik both scored their first NHL goals. Derick Brassard looked pretty darn good, and Nikita Nikitin continues to tally the assists. Oh yeah, and Ryan Johansen will represent the Blue Jackets at the NHL Young Stars game.
Looking at players that are either signed through next year or are restricted free agents, I thought it would be nice to discuss some of the positives from this season. Who is your favorite new Blue Jacket that has debuted this year?
Hit the comments and let us know what you think about some of the newer additions!
Favorite new Blue Jacket
Ryan Johansen (40 votes)
John Moore (13 votes)
Jeff Carter (10 votes)
Nikita Nikitin (26 votes)
James Wisniewski (2 votes)
Mark Letestu (4 votes)
Ryan Russell (4 votes)
A player currently in Springfield (let us know in the comments!) (4 votes)
103 total votes