Columbus Blue Jackets Getting Too Much Scoring From Defensemen

By Andy Schmidt
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of things wrong with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. The team is worst in the National Hockey League in scoring and is getting most of their points out of their defensemen which isn’t a winning formula. This team will need to search this offseason for more scoring, because you can’t have three of your top seven scorers coming from the defense.

The team is being led by Fedor Tyutin and Derick Brassard right now in scoring with ten points. Tyutin is a defensemen and James Wisniewski, another defensemen, is right behind with nine points. I know there have been many great scoring defensemen in NHL history, but you don’t see successful teams getting such a high percentage of scoring from the position.

Columbus is having an awful season with a 5-12-2 record and doesn’t look to improve any point soon. The Blue Jackets got shutout by the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night and face a strong Dallas Stars team. The offense needs to come from the forwards on this team like Vinny Prospal, who has six goals to pace the Blue Jackets in that category. The climb back to being a respectable NHL team is going to a very long and steep one. There needs to be steps done as soon as possible to fix a sad situation. The defense should be focusing on defense, and the offense should be focused on offense.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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