Face-changing draft for Blue Jackets

Elias Lindholm has his wingspan measured Saturday during the NHL draft combine in Toronto....

Elias Lindholm has his wingspan measured Saturday during the NHL draft combine in Toronto. (Veronica Henri, Toronto Sun)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

TORONTO - Planning a 2013 hockey calendar? Mark down June 30 as Columbus Day.

That’s when the Blue Jackets could roll out four picks in the top 44 of what many think is the best front-loaded NHL draft in 10 years. For the Jackets, a team with one playoff appearance since 2001, the meat market at New Jersey’s Prudential Centre could affect its long-term viability.


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