Yesterday, the Fan Poll on U&B dealt with who is leading the Columbus Blue Jackets through their current win streak, and now we want to find out what player still needs to step it up to help prolong the streak. Just because the team is currently in the midst of a historic run, doesn’t mean there aren’t still a few players that need to catch up to the rest of the team.
During this current streak there still may be a few players that are leaving you with the feeling of “wanting more”. Let’s name a few players that should take advantage of the success of the team and finally give the fans what they want, more contribution!
*Stats are from current streak only*
- R.J. Umberger – 2 Goals, 1 Assist
- Artem Anisimov – 1 Goal, 3 Assists
- Nick Foligno – 1 Goal, 2 Assists
- Matt Calvert – 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Corey Tropp – 0 Goals, 0 Assists
Umberger, Anisimov, and Foligno have all contributed throughout the season, but haven’t exactly taken advantage of the fact that the team is playing spectacular at the moment. Umberger may have just begun to make his impact on the streak, as he scored 2 goals against the Kings, and hopefully it continues.
Calvert just came back from an injury, and has only suited up for half of the games that the Blue Jackets have played this season. When Tropp arrived in Columbus he came into town with guns blazing but seems to have slowed down since. Understandably so, both Calvert and Tropp don’t receive as many minutes on the ice, which undoubtedly is affecting their output.
It is quite possible that if the winning streak is to continue, the players listed above may need to contribute more. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt for the whole team to be running on all cylinders after the Olympic break and down the stretch of the regular season.