Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/23/12
The biggest news made by the Blue Jackets on the first night of the draft was the trade they weren't able to make. Captain Rick Nash, who requested a trade in January, will likely remain with the Blue Jackets into July -- or longer -- after GM Scott Howson failed to get a trade for him at the NHL draft in Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. But the Blue Jackets were hardly quiet. After acquiring goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for three draft picks, the Blue Jackets spent the No. 2 overall pick on Ryan Murray, a well-rounded defenseman whom many think is close to being NHL ready. Getting Bobrovsky is a curious move. His Bobrovsky's numbers in 2011-12 -- 14-10-3 with an .899 save percentage and 3.03 goals-against average -- placed him among the worst-rated goaltenders in the NHL. Howson said he could challenge Steve Mason for the No. 1 job, which will hardly instill confidence among the Blue Jackets' fan base. The Jackets opted not to tak...
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