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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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  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...
Via BS Hockey
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  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...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen, Blue Jackets ‘Not Even Close’ To Contract Extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets need to get restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen signed to a new contract before July 1 or a rival team will be able to extend him an offer sheet, and it appears that they won’t come to terms by that date. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports that the two sides have been unable to bridge the gap between them. “We’re not even...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets notebook: What will Columbus do in free agency?

On the eve of free agency, traditionally a somewhat crazy time in the NHL, what will the Blue Jackets do? After making a big splash last year with the signing of Nathan Horton, this summer looks to be a much more sedate one for the club. The NHL salary cap will rise from $64.3 million to $69 million in 2014-2015. This means that clubs will have that much more money to throw at the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen talks are at an impasse

Ryan Johansen spent the past two days camping near his home in British Columbia, and the Blue Jackets spent the past two days adding a new wave of talent to the organization at the NHL draft. But these are not peaceful, happy times for either party. Contract negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their top offensive player are going nowhere, even after a meeting this weekend...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract Talks Not Going Well For Ryan Johansen And The Columbus Blue Jackets

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Ryan Johansen spent the past two days camping near his home in British Columbia, and the Blue Jackets spent the past two days adding a new wave of talent to the organization at the NHL draft. But these are not peaceful, happy times for either party. Contract negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their top offensive player...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Forwards Like Scott Hartnell Hard To Come By

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The move will make the Flyers worse in 2014-15. The 32-year-old Hartnell, once the top-line running mate for Claude Giroux, could fill the same role for franchise center Ryan Johansen. If ex-Bruin Nathan Horton gets healthy, the three strongmen could join forces to create a mammoth No. 1 line for the Blue Jackets. “I think he plays...
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Improving Roster Before the Draft

#485759499 / gettyimages.com After having a wonderful season which saw the Columbus Blue Jackets return to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 08-09. They would face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the 2014 playoffs. They would take the Penguins to six games before being eliminated. Moving towards the off-season, the Columbus Blue Jackets now know what...
Via TopSportsReport
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell plans to guilt-trip Ryan Johansen out of his number

As the dust settled on the unexpected Scott Hartnell – R.J. Umberger trade, fans began to wonder what number Hartnell would wear with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hartnell sported #19 with the Flyers, but that number is currently being used by Columbus’ Ryan Johansen. Hartnell has a mischievous plan: Hartnell on his number."I have a couple in mind. I don't want to take...
Via Bloguin Best
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell plans to guilt-trip Ryan Johansen out of his number

As the dust settled on the unexpected Scott Hartnell – R.J. Umberger trade, fans began to wonder what number Hartnell would wear with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hartnell sported #19 with the Flyers, but that number is currently being used by Columbus’ Ryan Johansen. Hartnell has a mischievous plan: Hartnell on his number."I have a couple in mind. I don't want to take...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Now Part Of The Hockey World

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Columbus is a hockey city now and the Jackets are an organization being viewed in a completely different light around the NHL. The enthusiasm was undeniable during their recent playoff run, when fans turned Nationwide Arena into the loudest building this side of the Bell Centre for a first-round series with Pittsburgh. Remember that this...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Blue Jackets Schedule: What to Watch For

Today the NHL’s schedule was released and its time for us to mark our calendars to head to Nationwide or have our eyes glued to our television. I am going to tell you the marquee games of this season. OCT 11TH, 2014: NEW YORK RANGERS AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS: This is the obvious game marked on everybody’s calendar because it is the home opener but the implications run much deeper...
Via BS Hockey
June 22, 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...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Johansen contract priority No. 1 for Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has prioritized his offseason to-do list, and at the top is a new contract for forward Ryan Johansen. Johansen, the fourth pick of the 2010 NHL Draft led the Blue Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points. He can become a restricted free agent this summer, but Kekalainen said he is hoping to avoid that.
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen Must Be Signed By The Blue Jackets

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, ... Kekalainen’s biggest task this summer will be dealing with the several players who need new contracts. Johansen’s contact will be interesting to follow. At this time last year, he was a healthy scratch in an American Hockey League playoff game. But after two quiet NHL seasons, Johansen tied for 11th in the league with...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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