In just three days, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ roster has begun to look a little different. Not much different, perhaps, but different. They let go of UFAs Derek MacKenzie and Blake Comeau, and traded Matt Frattin to Toronto for Jerry D’Amigo.Most of the changes the Jackets have done so far have mostly been fourth line changes. MacKenzie and Comeau were typically fourth-liners, and when Frattin made the lineup he was on the bottom line as well. With D’Amigo’s youth and relative inexperience, he is likely to start out as a fourth liner as well.
It’s safe to say that, in comparison, this year’s free agency hasn’t been nearly as exciting as last year’s, but has it been safer? Some say the Jackets didn’t do enough to get better this year, but some say they didn’t take any chances on long-term contracts either.
With that, let us know what you think! How do you think the Jackets have done in free agency so far?