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January 8, 2012 | 11:29am ET
Something needs to happen in Columbus
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According to the Ottawa Sun, the Columbus Blue Jackets need to undergo a major shakeup to prevent another losing season in the coming years.

Speculations say that the club cannot afford to dismiss either GM Scott Howson or coach Scott Arniel, but many will argue that the Jackets can't seem to afford to keep them either.

"Something has to give, you'd think," one league executive told the Sun. "They're going nowhere."

Captain Rick Nash, who has been at the center of several trade rumors, though management continues to ensure they will not move the star forward, could waive his no-movement clause and give the Jackets a much-needed fresh start to a rebuilding process.

The 27-year-old could fetch a huge return for the club, while Nash could get a chance at a Cup run for only the second time in his nine-year career.

In the meantime, the Blue Jackets keep trying to deal center Antoine Vermette, while Howson could be busy between now and the Feb. 27 trade deadline with several other players available, including forwards Derick Brassard, Kristian Huselius, Samuel Pahlsson, and Vinny Prospal, and defenseman Fedor Tyutin.

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