5 Realistic Targets at the Trade Deadline for the Columbus Blue Jackets

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5 Realistic Targets at the Trade Deadline for the Columbus Blue Jackets
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New York Rangers Forward Ryan Callahan in alone on Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens.

The first priority for the Columbus Blue Jackets ahead of the 2014 trade deadline is to determine whether they’re buyers or sellers. One point out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, Columbus is far from guaranteed to make the playoffs.

However, after just barely missing them in 2013, the Blue Jackets are one team that’s easy to believe is on the upswing. Armed with over $3 million in cap space at the deadline, they may very well be one key piece away from reaching the postseason—and, then…who knows?

Taking into account players’ cap hits, how good of a fit they would be in Columbus and the likelihood of their availability, here are the five most realistic trade targets at the deadline for the Blue Jackets:

 

All cap figures taken from capgeek.com.

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