Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 1/31/13
Columbus Blue Jackets hockey czar John Davidson has a running start on his rebuild, thanks to earlier deals that landed puck-rushing defenseman Jack Johnson and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.Both were solid gets, ascending players with unique capabilities.But Davidson must also deal with some payroll management concerns as he moves forward. The franchise has made heavy investments in some mid-range talents.Looking some of the contracts clouding the franchise’s long-range picture:James Wisniewski, D: He did score 51 points two seasons ago, with 29 of those points coming on the power play while toiling for the Canadiens and the Islanders. But he earned a plus-minus rating of minus-32 during the previous three seasons. Last season injuries and a league suspension limited him to 48 games. He is a skilled D-man, but not a franchise cornerstone. Yet he is working under a six-year, $33 million contract that began last season. That deal included a $5 million signing bonus, paid out over two years. He has four years l
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