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Sergei Bobrovsky, the NHL's 2013 Vezina Trophy winner, might be on the trade block. According to Darren Dreger, Bobrovsky is being shopped by the Columbus Blue Jackets after contract talks hit a snag. It's believed Bobrovsky is looking for $6 million a year, though it's unclear how many years the goaltender is hoping for.
According to Aaron Portzline, Bobrovsky wants a two-year deal which pays $6 million per year, but Columbus appears unwilling to pay their goaltender that much after just one strong season. While it's still possible the two sides reach a deal, the fact that Columbus is now willing to trade away the goaltender's rights should give a solid indication of how poorly negotiations have gone to this point.
It all comes down to one question: How much is Bobrovsky worth?
Bobrovsky was outstanding in 2013, posting a 21-11-6 record with a tidy 2.00 GAA and a save percentage of .932. His efforts won him the Vezina trophy. Are these accomplis...
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension, locking up the Vezina Award winner before he could become a restricted free agent.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen had termed re-signing the 24-year-old Russian as his top objective but the two sides had made little headway until...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension.
The deal carries an average annual value of $5.625 million.
The deal - announced by the club on Monday - helps solidify Columbus' goaltending for the next two years. - TSN.caAfter his impressive 2012-13 NHL campaign in which he had a 21-11-6 record, a . 932 SP% and a GAA of...
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
“Re-signing Sergei Bobrovsky was a top priority for our organization and once again ownership has given...
#CBJ have agreed in principal on a two-year deal with #CBJ G Sergei Bobrovsky; could be finalized tonight after draft
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) June 30, 2013
The Columbus Blue Jackets and former player Tyler Wright, most recently a director of amateur scouting, are parting ways.
The club announced that Wright was leaving on Monday, a day after he helped the team pick eight players in the NHL draft.
Wright was selected by the club in the 2000 expansion draft and played 309 games as a Blue Jacket, scoring 57 goals with 51 assists and...
Blue Jackets very close on a new deal with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky...
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 30, 2013
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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
If there’s one thing that Jarmo Kekalainen has, it is a reputation for making smart decisions on draft day. And for an organization that has historically had very little success with first round choices, all eyes were on Kekalainen to see how he would make use of his three choices.
Not surprising, the first choice...
The Columbus Blue Jackets, one of the ‘feel good’ stories of this lockout-shortened National Hockey League (NHL) will be one of the most intriguing teams to watch at this Sunday’s NHL Entry Draft. As a result of trading former ‘face of the franchise’ player, Rick Nash to the New York Rangers as well as trading the disgruntled Jeff Carter to the Los Angeles Kings, along...
According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Blue Jackets have had discussions with the Blues regarding a trade that would bring St. Louis Blues forward David Perron to the Columbus. Perron had 25 points and 44 penalty minutes in 48 games last season. The Columbus Blue Jackets might be willing to part with one of their first-round picks, [...]
New Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen stepped into an almost ideal situation in Columbus in terms of putting an immediate stamp on the organization, as the Jackets were loaded up with three first round picks in a deep and talented draft class. While they certainly would have been willing to deal from that pick depth for an impact forward (Tyler Seguin's name apparently came up...
Bobrovsky being offered to teams by the Blue Jackets. Told he wants $6 mil per. Columbus in market for a goalie.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2013
Latest word out of the #pens Kris Letang negotiations: "Still working on it." Sounds like it will get done, but not done yet.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 30, 2013