Found June 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, While you can see the reasoning in what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing with Nash—waiting until Parise signs so that all those teams that struck out on him come scrambling to the Jackets with a re-energized offer for Nash—it’s not that simple. It might happen with some teams, but not all. As pointed out last weekend, Bobby Ryan is another option and one that carries a better contract. Anaheim should get plenty of traction on him once Parise signs. But even with Ryan, you have to give up good assets to get him. There sits Parenteau on Sunday as an unrestricted free agent, available without having to give up any assets. Judging from the conversations I’ve had with a few teams over the past week, I think he’s a player that’s going to generate more interest than most people believe. more plus additional topics…

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract. The 26-year-old Nikitin, who had seven goals and 25 assists in 61 games a year ago with the Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues, will make $1.8 million this coming season and $2.5 million in 2013-14. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 11 in a straight-up deal for defenseman...

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from TSN, The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed winger Jared Boll to two-year, $2.1 million contract. Boll will earn $950,000 in 2012-13 and $1.15 million the following season. The 26-year-old Boll played the past five seasons with the Blue Jackets, scoring 22 goals and 24 assists while amassing 863 penalty minutes over 345 games.TSN, continued

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Photo courtesy of By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) Earlier this week the Columbus Blue Jackets made headlines when it was announced that the Islanders offered their entire draft to move up two spots. From the outside looking in, it might seem like a no-brainer to take on all of those picks, but could it really be that simple? GM Scott Howson apparently could not...

Kevin Freiheit: The Calm Before the Storm

There are big names floating around already this summer. And with free agency beginning today, I wouldn't mind some of them becoming a member of the blue and gold. If the Sabres could land someone like Zach Parise, or make a move to acquire Bobby Ryan, that would be great. I don't expect that Buffalo will, so I've come up with a few players that could benefit the Sabres...

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