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