The Columbus Blue Jackets are about to start a stretch of seven games in 11 days.
"We're not the only team that's going through it," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "Other teams are going to do it, too. ' But we're going to get tested. It's going to be tough. It's going to be demanding. We're going to need both goaltenders, all seven defensemen and all 14 forwards." The shortened schedule means that teams will face stretches like this. During them goaltending duties will likely be split more evenly and towards the end of them you could get less fantasy value out of your players.