The name of the successful lion coach Jukka Jalonen has risen in the NHL club Columbus Blue Jackets coach speculation.

The club will soon need a new head coach, as John Tortorella’s contract will end this season and is unlikely to be renewed.

Aaron Portzline, a well-known journalist for Blue Jackets, is evaluating Jalonen’s chances of realizing his NHL dream in Columbus at The Athletic.

- Jalonen is an interesting candidate and he is eager to coach in the NHL.

Many join him in the club because he, like general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen, is Finnish.


However, I don’t think his homeland will bring him a wash.

Only his merits matter, Portzline wrote.

According to Portzline, Columbus is much more likely to hire a coach other than Jalonen.

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After the season, Kekäläinen has other problems on his desk in addition to the coach question.

In his second story, Portzline recently considered the Blue Jackets player situation.

One big problem is Patrik Laine's poor vibe.

Laine, who was acquired from Winnipeg with a lot of fuss, has been disappointing in Columbus, and Kekäläinen has to consider how to make the Finnish pier a player that genuinely benefits the team.

The wave shot is world class, but there are also major flaws in his play.

- It would be important for Laine to play with the game maker, it is known.

In addition, the Laine chain may need a great defensive striker to seat his mocha, Portzline wrote.