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Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Columbus Blue Jackets C 1. Ryan Johansen  2. Brandon Dubinsky  3. Artem Anisimov  4. Brian Gibbons  5. Ryan Craig  L 1. Scott Hartnell  2. Nick Foligno  3. Boone Jenner  4. Matt Calvert  5. Mark Letestu  R 1. Nathan Horton  ...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Deeper Look At Ryan Johansen

from Jonathan Willis of Sportsnet, It seems that at least once per summer, a contract negotiation between an emerging young star and his NHL teams goes all pear-shaped. This year, the distinction belongs to Columbus Blue Jackets pivot Ryan Johansen, the 2010 fourth-overall pick who broke through in 2013-14 after two disappointing professional seasons. In hindsight, the impasse...
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In a recent article at NHL.com, Craig MacTavish (GM of the Edmonton Oilers) talked about the club's need for a 2C. ( Source ) "I think there is room for somebody outside of the organization if we can find the right complement. In my mind it's a real significant piece that we're looking for, and it would have to be a big incremental difference between who we...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columnist cautions against holdout for Blue Jackets’ Johansen

Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is not a holdout. He is a vacationer for 27 more days, until training camp opens on Sept. 18. At the moment, he is not holding out on anything. Also, technically speaking, the term holdout does not apply to him. Holdouts are players who have contracts and refuse to report. That is not Johansen. He is a restricted free agent, and it is his right...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen Needs To Be At Training Camp

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Johansen’s side argues that he is one of the top dozen centers in the NHL. They claim leverage in the fact that they can solicit an offer sheet from another team. The Jackets argue that Johansen has had one good season out of three, and the kid still has something to prove on a lot of fronts, including the motivational front...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets playing dangerous game with Ryan Johansen

For the second consecutive summer, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in a situation where they are faced with retaining a key restricted free agent. A year ago, it was Sergei Bobrovsky, who eventually agreed to a lucrative two-year bridge deal to remain with the team with which he has broken out as one of the league’s top goaltenders. This summer, they are facing the same situation...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Negotiations remain ‘chilly’ between Columbus, Ryan Johansen

Most of the headlines regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets paint a rosy picture, but it sounds like the team has some work to do before retaining important restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline describes the negotiations as “chilly as ever.” Really, though, it’s understandable that both sides are at an impasse. The 22-year-old exploded...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen remain…at odds…regarding CBJ leading scorer’s worth

Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets and their leading scorer, Ryan Johansen, remain a ways apart in terms of contract negotiations: Has there been a thaw in contract negotiations between #CBJ and Ryan Johansen? No. Not at all. Chilly as ever. One month till camp opens. — Aaron...
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NHL Eastern Conference Surprise Teams

Year after Year in the NHL there seems to be teams that continually rise to the top of the standings. These teams are built for longevity and breed jealousy amongst fans around the league. Some of these teams in recent years include Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago and San Jose. Now these teams don’t always come out on top when it’s all said and done, but they...
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11 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 CBJ Season Review: Ryan Murray

Between a breakout season from Ryan Johansen, another dominating year for Bob, and an underrated top tier performance from James Wisniewski, there’s no shortage of great stories to share from last season’s Blue Jackets team. One of my favorite things was the emergence and growth of Ryan Murray. During many games, the #CBJ feed on Twitter would just heap praise at the rookie d...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen and Blue Jackets at a stand still

Two weeks ago, it was reported in this space that contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen had taken a major step forward. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, made a two-year contract proposal to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, acknowledging that his client -- after a public protest -- was willing to accept a "bridge" contract...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s All About The Money Between Ryan Johansen And The Blue Jackets

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The two sides were believed to be at least $3 million apart per season on a two-year deal at that point, and it doesn't appear that much progress has been made. Asked this weekend if they were still far apart, one of the interested parties responded via text: "Hectares." For those metric users, that's 10,000 square...
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Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus, Ryan Johansen making progress on deal

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent, has been coming closer to sealing the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.#487481975 / gettyimages.comKurt Overhardt, Johansen’s agent, had originally offered the Blue Jackets a four-year deal with Johansen. The Blue Jackets responded by saying they will only do a two- or three-year contract, according to Aaron Portzline with Blue Jackets...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen make significant progress toward deal

Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets made some “significant progress” toward a contract agreement recently, the Columbus Dispatch reports.  This is a real good thing for fans of the organization.  I can't understand this from the perspective of the organization.  Johansen, hass taken some significant time to develop into a full-time NHLer. So, the team wants him...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Progress In Johansen Contract Talks

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Value of Ryan Johansen – Season Review

Ryan Johansen. The best player to dawn the union blue since Rick Nash. He needs a new contract. He feels disrespected. The war of words is already happening in the local papers. Who is going to budge first? What is he thinking? He is only 21 years of age and has already spent what seems to be a lifetime in the NHL. He may be considered a veteran by some but one important distinction...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

With Dubinsky locked up, Jackets next task is re-signing Johansen

When the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year, $35.1 million contract extension, they were tying themselves to the man that might become the team’s captain. He’s not their best player though nor does he claim to be. He feels that distinction will — perhaps already does — belong to Ryan Johansen, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The two share an...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansen and Blue Jackets still far apart in contract talks

The Columbus Blue Jackets are still very much engaged in a tense game of contract chicken with budding star Ryan Johansen, with neither side looking as though they are ready to blink. Although, as Aaron Portzline notes, it is still July so there is plenty of time to get a deal done, Johansen has already referred to a previous Blue Jackets' offer as "a little disrespectful...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets news & notes: Johansen contract talks ongoing

The annual Columbus Blue Jackets Development Camp opens Monday and runs through Thursday. It will take place in the Ice Haus, the team's practice facility which is located at Nationwide Arena. The prospects will have on-ice practice sessions today and Tuesday. On Wednesday, they will have on-ice skating tests and will conclude Thursday with the first development camp 3-on-3 tournament...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen Should Take The Bridge

#487482135 / gettyimages.com Ryan Johansen is feeling mighty underappreciated by the Columbus Blue Jackets. The young center spoke to the Columbus Dispatch recently and the topic was all about his current contract negotiations. Johansen is a restricted free agent, and is looking for  big term and big money after leading the Blue Jackets in scoring this past season, the final year...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Called Contract Negotiations Ryan Johansen

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Last weekend, Ryan Johansen told The Dispatch that the Blue Jackets’ offer of a bridge contract was a “slap in the face.” Let us think on this. A bridge contract is a short-term deal designed to set up a lucrative, long-term deal down the road. Johansen is 21. He will be eligible for unrestricted free agency when he is...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen: It's disrespectful

Relations appear to be strained between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen after the 21-year-old center characterized the club's most recent contract offer as a "slap in the face." The former first-round draft choice (4th overall, 2010 NHL draft) is coming off an outstanding 33-goal season and was an integral part of the Blue Jackets' surprising playoff...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Johansen gets qualifying offer: report

One of the top items on the to-do list for Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is getting leading scorer Ryan Johansen to sign a new contract. Johansen, who led the Blue Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points in 82 games in 2013-14, will become a restricted free agent if not signed by noon ET on Tuesday, the start of free agency. The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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