The CBJ have big shoes to fill now that Nash is gone...nobody left in free agency really has the ability to dominant on offense...but there are a few that have dominated in the past and still have a little left in the tank to be better than some of the guys we have.
Shane Doan : 1198 games played, 318 goals, and 470 assists and a -25...may not be easy to bring to Columbus, but would be a decent player to have on the team...brings alot of experience to the table and has put up some decent point totals...he is 35yrs old
Mike Knuble : 1040 games played, 270 goals, 266 assists and a +80 ....his age has shown the last few years, but he would be a solid contributor on the 4th line. his experience would be nice and it would help the young guys hopefully mature faster. he is 40yrs old
Daymond Langkow : 1090 games played, 270 goals, 402 assists and a +81...same as Knuble, age has shown lately, but he has a ton of experience that he could bring to the team. he is 35 yrs old
Andrei Kostitsyn : 398 games played, 103 goals, 119 assists and a +15, still could have his best years ahead of him here in Columbus...he is only 27
Brian Rolston : 1256 games played 342 goals, 419 assists and a +65, age is showing but a very good experienced hockey player, he is 39 yrs old
Tomas Holmstrom : 1026 games played, 243goals, 287 assists and a +28...he will probably retire if he doesnt sign with the Red Wings...but his leadership and playoff experience would be a big boost...he is 39yrs old
Jason Arnott : 1244 games played, 417 goals, 521 assists and a +81...if he could put up points like he did early on in his career, he would be an awesome replacement for Nash...but the age bug bites alot of players...he is still a really good player at 37yrs old.
Antero Niittymaki : 234 games played with 211 starts, has a .902 save% and a 2.95 GAA and 5 shutouts...has some tread left on his tires at the age of 32 and has been a journeyman of late...but he is solid goalie with a chance to compete with Bobrovsky and Mason for a starting job...he will allow at least 1 goal in every game though, he only has 5 shutouts in his career. he atleast has a winning record at 95 wins and 86 losses
Dwayne Roloson : 606 games played with 556 starts, has a .908 save% and a 2.72 GAA and 29 shutouts...he is 42 yrs old and getting no younger...alot of experience he could pass on to the CBJ's young goalies his win loss record isnt the best though..227wins and 257 losses and 42 ties (yes, ties, he has been around that long, lol)
Dan Ellis : 165 games played with 141 starts, has a .908 save% and a 2.68 GAA and 12 shut outs...he, like Nittymaki, would have a chance to compete for a starting spot here in Columbus, his 2.68 GAA is def. lower than Mason's 2.89 GAA and not to mention he has a better winning percentage...he has a win/loss record of 72 wins and 57 losses ...he is 32 yrs old, and that is still not that old for a goalie.
All of these players have proven NHL experience. and most are old and beyond their primes...but they could bring some much needed experience to a very youthful Columbus Blue Jackets Team...and since the Upper Management is lacking in experience, maybe these older players could bring it......