Mike Peca signed with the Blue Jackets tonight
Apparently a one year deal with plenty of incentives.
I don’t know Columbus well enough to suggest what the depth chart looks like, except to say that Fedorov and Peca would seem to be the logical “heavy lifting” options at C if they are healthy. Manny Malhotra also comes with a reputation of being a solid defensive centermen so maybe they’ll move someone to the wing and give Dan Fritsche a chance to play against the soft opposition (he appears to be the young C with the most offensive potential, correct me if I’m wrong).
I like the signing, because it forces all the question marks farther down the depth chart and gives the Jackets another player with nice secondary skills. We know firsthand that Peca can be a Peca when he wants to be, but we also saw some splendid hockey from him not so very long ago.