Re: Blue Jackets Trade Zherdev and Fritsche
Tyutin was the main return. He's more of a good all around player, few weaknesses, but no big time specialties. So he's fine in that area, but not an offensive dynamo. Definitely a top 4 guy. Backman is more of a 5-6 guy... not that talented with the puck, he's defensively capable.
I honestly thought they needed Zherdev more, but Tyutin is a nice guy to have around, and continues to make Columbus a tough defensive team to score against. It's hard to see them doing anything more than coming around 10th again, but I could see them squeaking in around 8th with a few surprsing players on offense. Unfortunately, I don't see Huselius as a good fit in this system. He is one of the worse defensive players around, not because of lack of talent in the area, but because of lack of concern for it. Often this has led him to madden his coaches, and could see the same thing hapenning with Hitch.