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Metropolitan Division Breakout Candidates

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Columbus Blue Jackets

Apr 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) blocks a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen (19) during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Stars 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Johansen – Entering his third NHL season, the former 4th overall pick is now comfortable in his surroundings and hopefully the constant turnover of the franchise is over and they can get down to playing hockey.  Stability and a definite role on the second line will go a long way to helping Johansen break out this season.