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The Columbus Blue Jackets have every reason to pursue Roberto Luongo. They need a goaltender who can help them get to the playoffs, they are in a state of rebuilding, and they are desperate need of a new look and have attractive pieces to go the other way.
In addition, the Columbus fanbase would present a better environment for Luongo's mental issues.
Whether or not it's time to give up on Steve Mason is very debatable.
The issue is that it's rare for players to choose Columbus if given the choice—which is another reason the team has never really found an identity since entering the league.
Luongo has a no-trade clause, and therefore, the final say on any trades that may be on the horizon. It is believed that he has given a list of five cities he'd like to play, and it's doubtful that Columbus is on it.
It's not horrible news for Columbus, however, as the availability of Rick Nash will present the team with numerous options to pick up some missing pieces.