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Thin Blue Line: Stralman's struggles

Updated: December 1, 2010, 4:29 PM ET
By Victoria Matiash | Special to ESPN.com

If the Columbus Blue Jackets' power play emitted an aroma, it wouldn't smell terribly tantalizing. In plain terms, the team stinks with the extra skater, to the success-rate scent of just 11 percent. To put that number in the proper perspective, only the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers are worse with the man advantage, and they have a combined 18 wins in 46 games.

Which brings us to the Blue Jackets' gaggle of defensemen and their lack of production. The chicken/egg argument ...

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