COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There's a new, gigantic scoreboard hanging over center ice at Nationwide Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who play their games there, also have a new team president, a new head coach and six new players on the roster -- and no Rick Nash.
All of those changes took place in an effort to remold the club after a disastrous season.
John Davidson, the new president in charge of hockey operations, is looking up and ahead, not down and back at the franchise's sorry heritage.
"The main message is we're going North," said Davidson, who helped turn the St. Louis Blues from doormat into contender. "I know what's gone on here in the past. It's history, and you study history, but I'm going North."
The new-look Blue Jackets head South to open the season at Nashville on Saturday night.
Almost no one not wearing a Blue Jackets sweater expects much from the team after last season. The club stumbled to a 0-7-1 start and never recovered. Jeff Carter, hailed as the perfect foil t...