Blue Jackets depending a lot on Nick Foligno

Updated: January 10, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rather than run from the pressure, Nick Foligno welcomes it.

Acquired from the Ottawa Senators in a midsummer trade, Foligno joined the Blue Jackets just a couple of weeks before a blockbuster deal that sent Columbus' all-time leader in goals, points and games, Rick Nash, to the New York Rangers.

Nash's absence most likely means the Blue Jackets have to come up with something close to the 32 goals he averaged or else develop a much less porous defense. The club believes ...

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