Apr 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik (10) warms up before the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Stars 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Who Do You Think Is The Top Forward On The Blue Jackets?

Recently, Mark Zahnle gave his thoughts on who is the best forward on the Columbus Blue Jackets. In his two part series, he ranked the forwards thirteen all the way down to number one. A prerequisite for the rest of this article is his Part One and Part Two just mentioned.

His rankings were determined by production, effort, and potential of each player. Mark also adds an explanation for each ranking given.

Here are his rankings in order from Part One, covering spots thirteen through seven: Jared Boll, Blake Comeau, Matt Calvert, Derek MacKenzie, R.J. Umberger, Mark Letestu, and Ryan Johansen.

From Part Two, in order from six to number one: Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno, Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Nathan Horton, and Marian Gaborik.

Gaborik was brought to Columbus in the Brassard, Dorsett, and Moore trade. This was really the first big move under Jarmo and JD’s reign of the Jackets. Gaborik had 12 goals and 15 assists last season while also dealing with an injury that required surgery. Gaborik, who is realistically a 40 goal scorer in a full healthy season, is the best forward we have here in Columbus. I fully expect Gaborik to have a very successful year. My projection for him is 41 goals and 40 assists.

Now I want to know…do you think Marian Gaborik is the best forward on the Blue Jackets, or is it Horton, Anisimov, Dubinsky, or even Foligno?

Now it your turn to vote!

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