Umberger's 50 points last season will be a welcomed addition to the new line-up, which features five other new faces that were acquired by free agency and trades. The signing of Umberger should give them some versatility down the middle, but there could be some questions about his ability to be the number one guy in the pivot position. A line of Nash-Umberger-Huselius does sound like it could be formidable.
|Rick Nash||Fedor Tyutin||Fredrik Norrena|
|Kristian Huselius||Rostislav Klesla|
|R.J. Umberger||Christian Backman|
|Jason Chimera||Mike Commodore|
|Manny Malhotra||Kris Russell|
|Jiri Novotny||Jan Hejda|
Without financial terms, there is no true understanding of how well the Blue Jackets are sitting when it comes to the cap, but a deal in the $4 to $5 million range would sort the team out when it comes to the salary cap floor. It's safe to say that the Blue Jackets won't be concerned about the floor after this signing.