Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen living up to his potential

The Columbus Blue Jackets are hanging on the cusp of playoff positioning in the weak Metropolitan Division, no small feat considering their rash of injuries of their premier players – Marian Gaborik, James Wisniewski, reigning Vezina Trophy recipient Sergei Bobrovsky and Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) signing Nathan Horton.

However, through the ups-and-downs, one player appears to be coming into his own: former 4th overall pick – 2010 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft – Ryan Johansen.

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Hard hitting Columbus Blue Jackets analysis

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who ended their 2012-13 season with a furious 19-5-5 run, narrowly missing the Stanley Cup playoffs but a mere tie-breaker, embark on a new season, in a new conference – Eastern Conference – and division – in the newly-formed Metropolitan Division.

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2013 NHL PREVIEW: ATLANTIC DIVISION

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Finally, after months and months of everyone involved being morons, causing 113 days, 625 games, and the biggest outdoor hockey game in history to be cancelled, hockey fans can finally say “Game On!”  The NHL has a new 10-year labor agreement, and is set to start the shortened, 48 game 2013 season on Saturday, January 19.  Find out what you need to know about every team in the NHL for the upcoming season, this time featuring the Atlantic Division.  Continue after the jump to find out where your team will finish.

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