A busy offseason for the Blue Jackets is getting even busier this week.
The action starts with an NHL Board of Governors meeting in Las Vegas that John Davidson, Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, will attend. After that, it's the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas for Davidson, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and the rest of the hockey-operations staff - followed by the start of development camp Monday in Columbus.
After development camp concludes Friday, the focus shifts to the start of free agency on Sunday, July 1, which is usually the biggest day in the offseason for roster decisions.
"It looks like a real good draft from what we understand, from all of our scouts talking to us," said Davidson, who was interviewed this week by Bob McElligott, Blue Jackets' radio play-by-play broadcaster. "Then you have development camp, free agency, you have a little bit of everything … contracts. It's nine or 10 different things going on at once. This is action. This is what you like. Jarmo's fielding calls from general managers, making his own calls. It's action."