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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
Talking with some NHL people who say the League is projecting the Upper Limit to go up 33% over 3 years. That's a $80M Upper limit.
— Allan Walsh (@walsha) June 30, 2013
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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...
This reads like a bad novel. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi provides an update on the state of the tenuous negotiations between Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and things have gotten...weird...
Negotiations between Penguins general manager Ray Shero and Letang's agent, Kent Hughes, continued Friday. Both sides strived to keep details quiet because...
Photo courtesy of bluejackets.com
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 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...
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...
#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
"According to RDS, the Penguins have agreed to terms with Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract with an annual annual value of $7.25 million and a limited no-trade clause to 15 teams." - TSN.caLetang now has the third highest cap-hit among defensemen in the NHL according to CapGeek.com only behind Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota...
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...
Of course, the Kris Letang contract negotiations/trade rumors/speculation/mudslinging festival continues.
Today, Ray Shero commented on the whole thing. From Penguins.NHL.com:
“There is a time to make a deal, time to sign a contract, agree on a contract or not agree on a contract,” Shero said. “There is a point in the negotiation where you have to make a decision...
Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
In the wake of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent respectable but disappointing playoff run, Penguins General Manager Ray Shero immediately set to work negotiating with a number of crucial potential unrestricted free agents. After locking superstar center Evgeni Malkin into an eight-year extension, his attention...
2:00 PM: We are officially one hour away from the beginning of the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. The Colorado Avalanche still hold the first overall pick at the moment. The Pittsburgh Penguins are close to getting a deal done with defenseman Kris Letang and you can read more about that here. Also, the Penguins have been talking to other teams about Tyler Kennedy...