Who is The Blue Jackets Top Forward: Part Two

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The other day I ranked the bottom seven Blue Jackets forwards. Today I will rank the top six. Keep in mind how I am ranking the players. I will rank them based on overall production, effort given by each player on the ice, and I will also consider future potential. So lets get started.

Apr 27, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) controls the puck as Nashville Predators defenseman Victor Bartley (64) defends during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

6-Cam Atkinson

Atkinson is a very young player with loads of talent. Last year he showed a whole lot of potential. In the shortened season he had 9 goals and 9 assists. Atkinson is developing the skills it takes to be a successful forward in the NHL, and with him being so young, he will only get better from here.

5-Nick Foligno

Apr 7, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) skates with the puck against the Minnesota Wild during the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Now, we have another “new guy” in Foligno, who had 6 goals and 13 assists this past season. However the most memorable moment for Foligno this season may be the phantom “goalie interference” call that could have caused us to miss the playoffs by a single point. Any way you look at him, Foligno is a good fit for this team, whether it’s the great effort he puts out every game, or his leadership abilities. Also how could you not love Foligno and Bob’s BOBROVSKY embrace after wins?

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