Trade season often reveals some interesting storylines.
By now, we know the Blue Jackets are trying to fulfill Jack Johnson's trade request and they're at least getting interest from other teams on Boone Jenner. But yesterday, another name surfaced in the speculation: center Alexander Wennberg, who signed a long-term extension only a few months ago.
TSN's Bob McKenzie spoke on this week's "Bobcast" about the Blue Jackets' pre-trade deadline approach, and said teams are at least inquiring on Wennberg, who hasn't had a strong season and (like many of his teammates) is struggling to produce offensively.
According to McKenzie, the Blue Jackets aren't prepared to sell low on players like Wennberg and Jenner, who have had productive seasons in the past, but they're entertaining calls – as many teams do – during a busy and hectic time of the year.
After a 59-point season in 2016-17, Wennberg hasn't looked the same this season; entering Friday's game in Washington, he'd scored five goals and added 15 assists in 39 games.