Selecting the Next Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets

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Selecting the Next Captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets
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Rick Nash, the current Captain of the Blue Jackets.

July 23, 2012 UPDATE:  This article was written a day BEFORE the Rick Nash trade to the New York Rangers.  The article's focus is the selection of the next captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets which is even more relevant now.  There are 4 leading candidates discussed. 

Rick Nash has been the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets for a significant portion of the existence of the franchise.  Whether he remains in Columbus or not, the Jackets will be searching for a new captain.  It is unlikely that Nash would retain the "C" if he suited up in the Union Blue next season. 

So, the new captain of the Blue Jackets could be one of four players listed in this slideshow on the current roster.  Here is a look at each of those players and the likelihood of them becoming the next captain of the Blue Jackets.

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