Columbus Blue Jackets: Who Is To Blame for Late-Season Skid?

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Columbus Blue Jackets: Who Is To Blame for Late-Season Skid?
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Before the February 28th trade deadline, the Columbus Blue Jackets had solidified themselves as contenders in the Western Conference.

They were playing their best hockey all season, going 8-4 in the month of February and looking almost unstoppable.

Columbus received stellar play from players like Rick Nash, rookie Matt Calvert and goalie Steve Mason. The team's chemistry was something no fan wanted to see split up via a trade, but fans knew the Jackets needed one to two pieces to finish the puzzle.

However, that time has come and gone, and now the Jackets see themselves on the verge of elimination. Columbus has only won two games in the month of March, which included a seven-game losing streak that saw them plummet to the bottom of the Western Conference with only 10 games left in the season.

So who deserves the blame for the Jackets' downward spiral?

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