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SBN NHL Reacts: Which position group still gives Jackets fans hope?

Confidence in the team as a whole continues to wane

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This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in Columbus Blue Jackets fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Another week of survey results, and another dip in confidence among Blue Jackets fans. It was 94% at the end of last season and 85% at the start of this season. Now, as of March 8, it was down to just 29%. How low can it go?

Last week also a question about which position group gave the fans the most confidence. By an overwhelming margin it was the goaltending tandem of Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins. The results haven’t been stellar lately, but injuries and poor defense are more to blame.

As for the second result, well...

36% of you couldn’t find anything to feel good about with this roster.

Surprisingly, nearly two thirds have a positive outlook on the future due to the team’s prospect pipeline. This goes against the conventional wisdom of most prospect rankings, which have Columbus in the bottom third. Let us know below and in the comments which prospects have you the most excited.


Which CBJ prospect are you most excited for?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Daniil Tarasov
    (9 votes)
  • 15%
    Yegor Chinakhov
    (11 votes)
  • 30%
    Kirill Marchenko
    (22 votes)
  • 9%
    Andrew Peeke
    (7 votes)
  • 26%
    Liam Foudy
    (19 votes)
  • 4%
    (3 votes)
71 votes total Vote Now

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