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A Bridge Crossed: Ryan Johansen reaches agreement with CBJ

I know what you are thinking opening up this article, a bridge crossed, really? Well the creative juices are running a little low today  but the excitement for the upcoming season has reached an all time high with the signing of Ryan Johansen. Johansen and Co. have reached a three year deal with the Blue Jackets, coming in at 4 mil AAV, which is good news for the fans of the team...
Via BS Hockey
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Numerous KHL teams want Ryan Johansen

As the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen continue to struggle to reach an agreement on a new contract, KHL teams are taking notice. Numerous KHL squads, reportedly as many as seven, have made Johansen an offer with the hope of luring him away from the NHL. The CSKA offer is Johansen's 7th from a #KHL team. Can't see him considering any of them — Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets reportedly preparing for life without Ryan Johansen

The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly ready to start training camp without Ryan Johansen. According to an article seen in the Columbus Dispatch, the club has already started planning on life without Johansen in the lineup. Conversations have been held regarding how the team will move forward should Johansen remain unsigned. Here’s the portion of the article in question: At...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Ryan Johansen contract saga

It is mid-august and the Columbus Blue Jackets’ top center is without a contract. Earlier this summer, Ryan Johansen called the Jacket’s lack of a long-term offer a “slap in the face.” Now, about a month prior to preseason games, the two sides are reportedly separated by $3 million. Johansen’s agent is likely demanding $6-$7 million per season while Columbus would like...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets GM: Team Will Match Any Offer Sheet Ryan Johansen Signs

Ryan Johansen developed into a legitimate star for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, and it’s going to make him a very rich man over the summer as a restricted free agent. Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen isn’t worried about losing Johansen to an offer sheet, which he’s able to sign with a rival team beginning July 1. “If he signs an offer sheet, he signs...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansen looking forward to competing at ramped-up playoff level

Ryan Johansen chuckled, which is not unusual. The big kid from British Columbia seems always to be smiling, having fun. And you can imagine what a blast he's having now, on the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, anticipating his first NHL playoff game. And how did the big, young center go from five-goal scorer last year, in the NHL's lockout-shortened season, to 33 this year? This...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: a plea to the fans

While the Columbus Blue Jackets (38-30-6) have faced some struggles these past few weeks, most notably their 3-1 loss on March 21st against the New York Rangers (41-30-4). Even though they have recently dropped in the rankings they are still battling it out in hopes of attaining the Wild Card spot. With all of that being said, this is still one of the best seasons for our relatively...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen's childhood friendship endures in the pros

When Ryan Johansen was 10 years old, he moved into a new community outside Vancouver. He quickly found a friend in next door neighbor, Brian Bunka, with whom he could play street hockey every day. Eleven years later, those same two boys were playing hockey on the main ice in Nationwide Arena, and Johansen's best friend was scoring on the reigning Vezina winner, Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansen looking forward to the final, frantic push to the playoffs

Gentlemen, start your engines. No, really, start your engines, hit the gas hard, blast out of the starting gate, and don't let up until you see the checkered flag. In this case, that would be a playoff spot. Every team that's hanging around an NHL playoff position after the Olympic break knows there is no time to ease into the final stretch of this season. With teams bunched the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Johansen growing into threat with more ice time

The final year of a contract is always an important time for a player. They want to make a positive impression on the club and hopefully get a raise. This is especially true for a player in the final year of their entry-level contract. The 2013-2014 season is the third year of center Ryan Johansen's entry-level contract. This summer, he'll reach restricted free agent status. Assuming...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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