Blue Jackets Rumors: 2 Potential Trade Destinations for Jake Bean

The Columbus Blue Jackets made two big splashes to their defensive group this summer, adding Damon Severson and Ivan Provorov. These moves have resulted in the Blue Jackets having a surplus of NHL defensemen. Due to this, Jake Bean has emerged in the rumor mill this summer. Let's go over two clubs that could potentially add him. 

Chicago Blackhawks: The Chicago Blackhawks' left side could use a boost before the start of the season. When noting that Bean is a former top prospect and still only 25, the rebuilding Blackhawks could take a shot on him. With that, he would be a notable addition to their power play and could see his production go up playing with Connor Bedard. 

San Jose Sharks: The San Jose Sharks would likely love to add an offensive defenseman to their group before the start of the season. Although Bean would not produce anywhere as close as Karlsson, he would still give them a strong option for their power play. 

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