Blue Jackets Rumors: 3 Trade Candidates for 2023-24 Season

It has been another disappointing season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and they are very likely to be sellers this season. Several of their players have entered the rumor mill because of it, but let's go over their three top trade candidates. 

Elvis Merzlikins: While Columbus has struggled, Elvis Merzlikins has bounced back beautifully. Because of this, trade chatter surrounding him has been increasing, with the Edmonton Oilers being noted as a potential suitor. If the Blue Jackets get a strong offer for their starter, don't be shocked if he is moved.

Patrik Laine: Patrik Laine is another Blue Jacket to watch in trade talk this season. He is having a tough season and expressed clear disappointment after being scratched. A change of scenery may be best for the star winger, and teams looking for help in their top six should consider him.

Adam Boqvist: The Blue Jackets have a surplus of NHL-caliber defensemen, and Adam Boqvist is one player who has been negatively impacted by this. The skilled offensive defenseman would likely open a change of scenery if it means landing consistent playing time. He has great upside, so there should be interest.

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