This is probably something the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to hear from their Vezina Trophy winning goaltender: Sergei Bobrovsky had a difficult time making his decision regarding where he wanted to play this season. Would he return to the KHL with former SKA St. Petersburg teammate Ilya Kovalchuk? Would he continue working to help the Blue Jackets make the playoffs for the second time in their history? His offer from the KHL in June made Jackets fans very concerned.
It took Bob a decent amount of time to make his decision. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, Bobrovsky explains his reasoning:
It was a very tough decision. The decision that I made was what I think was right for my career moving forward.
I just focus on myself, on my career, what will be the best way to grow up and to develop myself.
It’s not hard to admit that the NHL is a more challenging league and playing for the Blue Jackets in the high-scoring Eastern Conference will be a workout...