After an offseason that has seen the Jackets change drastically, mainly focusing on improving their whopping 4.02 team goals against average from last season; we all want to see this group make a push towards a playoff spot. But that’s no easy task in today’s NHL. Parity has never been greater, and teams are constantly shuffling pieces to improve on the fly and contend annually.
In short, the Jackets aren’t the only ones who have made their roster a lot better this summer … not even within the division. The hope here is that their young players can take bigger steps this season, which, combined with better health (fingers crossed) should make this team more formidable.