Columbus Blue Jackets – Brandon Saad
The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t have many strong candidates for the Hockey Hall of Fame since they are one of the worst teams in the NHL. Perhaps general manager Jarmo Kekalainen could get in for his resume at the international level and for his work with the Senators and Blues, but his lack of success as an NHL general manager certainly doesn’t help his case. Will head coach John Tortorella get enough support to get in? Probably not. Forward Brandon Saad is the most likely future hall of famer on the Blue Jackets.
Saad has built a fairly impressive resume to this point in his career. He was an important part of two Stanley Cup winners during his time with the Chicago Blackhawks. While Saad only has 170 points in 280 career NHL games entering March 30, he’s only 23 years old so he will likely get better. However, his resume will likely depend on how quickly he can help the Blue Jackets improve and it’s likely that he would have a far better chance of being a hall of famer had he stayed in Chicago.
On a team that is lacking talent, Brandon Saad is the lone Blue Jackets player who could be considered a future hall of famer at this point.
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