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Columbus Blue Jackets Looking to Add Veteran Leadership

Columbus_Blue_Jackets_2013CALGARY, Alberta ? General manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he wouldn?t make any ?knee-jerk reactions? amid the Blue Jackets? disappointing start, but said the lack of leadership among players has him interested in acquiring a veteran.

A disturbing 7-0 loss at the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night still was resonating with Kekalainen and the club yesterday morning as they prepared for a game last night against the Calgary Flames.

?I always think there?s a good lesson in everything,? Kekalainen said. ?It?s hard to see when you lose a game like we lost (at Edmonton). Leadership is being questioned right now. It?s certainly something we?re looking at. Leadership is a full-time job. It?s not a part-time job. It has to be there every day, in every practice and every game.?

Source: Aaron Portzline, The Columbus Dispatch


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