CBJ- Can the Offense Keep Up?
Looking at the current goal differential and stats of some of the Blue Jackets players, can the offensive production that they have keep up throughout the entire 82 game schedule?
Starting with the overall goal differential, the Jackets are currently a plus +11 and are a currently a non-playoff team.
Does that stat fade true to the team overall?
This team is not as offensive as it once was, but it is building in the right direction, from the defense up.
Look at the defenseman on this team. Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski is a point per game player, having more points than everyone but two guys on the roster- Nick Foligno and Alex Wennberg. Seth Jones has six points, including three goals. The rest of the group combine for five points.
Also, Josh Anderson leads the team in goals with five. The team. Even though Nick Foligno and Cam Atkinson have four, it's all great and dandy, but Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner do not have goals yet this season. Alex Wennberg has only one goal, but 11 assists. William Karlsson has one goal as well, but other assists, and plays on the penalty kill.
Scott Hartnell and Brandon Saad have been flipped flopped in an opportunity to finding them scoring with better line mates.
And with Seth Jones out, can the defense still produce offensively, besides Zach Werenski? Markus Nutivarra, the other rookie defenseman, has only one point; Jack Johnson has only one point, but has less ice time; Ryan Murray has no points; and David Savard has three.
So the question to the fans is, do you think the scoring will last?
Only time will tell... more to come...
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