With only eight games remaining in the 2010-2011 regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets will clearly be playing for pride as their recent slump has put the playoffs out of reach.
After a stellar February put the Union Blue back into contention, a March with only two wins devastated their chances as well as their spirits.
These last eight games will be important for not only for the team, but for coach Scott Arniel and general manager Scott Howson as they look to an offseason most likely filled with changes.
It will be an interesting offseason for the Jackets as they have six unrestricted free agents, including newly acquired Scottie Upshall and Craig Rivet, as well as Andrew Murray, Chris Clark, Ethan Moreau, Jan Hejda and Mathieu Garon.
So who should the Blue Jackets fight to resign? Which player's time is up in Columbus? And who should the Blue Jackets look to acquire in what should be a busy, busy offseason.