The possible trade of Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash will grab most of the headlines this summer in Columbus, but it's not the only seismic move on the club's horizon.
The Blue Jackets have a desperate need for improved goaltending but have only two goaltenders under contract heading into next season -- struggling starter Steve Mason and prospect Allen York.
Curtis Sanford, the Blue Jackets' best goaltender last season, signed a one-year contract with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in Russia's Continental Hockey League for next season.
So now what?
General manager Scott Howson has made it clear that Mason could return to the Blue Jackets next season, but it won't be as the Jackets' No. 1 goaltender. Since winning the Calder Trophy and finishing second in the Vezina Trophy in 2008-09, Mason has been statistically one of the NHL's worst goaltenders. Last season, he was 16-26-3 with an .894 save percentage and 3.39 goals-against average.
The Blue Jackets would love to ...