Columbus Blue Jackets Free Agency: Targets on Defense

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Mar 19, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (10) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Penguins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

So far this offseason, the Blue Jackets have made all the right moves. The acquisition of Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks have made Columbus true contenders in the eastern conference. Although things are looking quite promising for the young franchise, there is still some work that needs to be done.

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The Blue Jackets could still benefit from some improvements to its personnel on the blue-line. Jack Johnson, Fedor Tyutin, David Savard, and Ryan Murray are all valuable defensemen. However, they are only four men in a league where it is almost a necessity to be equipped with at least six solid blue-liners in order to achieve success. Luckily for Columbus there are still some talented defensemen hanging out in the free agent pool. Let’s have a look at some names Jarmo Kekäläinen might have interest in bringing to Columbus.