It appears that Boone Jenner will not only start the season with the Blue Jackets but on the first line.
Jenner has fit in nicely with Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik on the left side. "I don't even know right now if it's (a) hard (decision)," coach Todd Richards said. "The way he's playing, he's fit right in with that line. There's still a long way to go. We have three more games, and once the season starts, who knows where it goes? But what I've seen from him, I've liked, and it starts in practice. He's driving us through practice at times, just with his work." While he will likely play most of his NHL career as a second or third line center, starting on the first line as a rookie is not a bad way to break into the NHL. Jenner could struggle at times but his solid two-way play should keep him in the NHL for a long time. Look for a 15 goal, 35 point season as he likely won't remain on the top line all season.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 07:52:00 AM