Columbus Blue Jackets: Trade Candidates Who Would Help a Cup Run

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26: Jarmo Kekäläinen of the Columbus Blue Jackets attends the 2015 NHL Draft at BB
SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 26: Jarmo Kekäläinen of the Columbus Blue Jackets attends the 2015 NHL Draft at BB /
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SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Dylan Strome
SAN JOSE, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Dylan Strome /

Dylan Strome

This one may be a bit of a stretch, but Dylan Strome could be a trade target to look out for.

He was drafted in 2015 and has only played a few NHL games, but his status in Arizona right now isn’t ideal. Especially for a guy who has the apparent upside as him.

The 20 year old has begun each of the past two years in the NHL, but has been sent down each year. Currently, he’s in Tuscon playing in the AHL.

An organization like Arizona can’t afford to miss on a No. 3 overall pick. If they have the opportunity to get something for Strome, I could see them doing it.

He has already been passed in the lineup by Christian Dvorak and Clayton Keller, both young centers as well. A change of scenery could be good for Strome.

It would also probably help him if he weren’t in an organization that was at the bottom of the league. Taking a bit of pressure off is always helpful.

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Again, I know that Strome may be a bit of a stretch in terms of finding help for a playoff run this year, but I think it could be worth the shot.

Who do you think the Blue Jackets should trade for? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!