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Both Sides Are Right In The Ryan Johansen Contract Negotiations

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Ryan Johansen is a star-quality player. He is, as his agent is wont to say, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound No. 1 center. Last season, Johansen had more goals (33) than all but three other centers (Joe Pavelski, Tyler Seguin and Sidney Crosby). He had more points than all but 16 other centers. He is defensively responsible and physically intimidating...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Johansen's agent lowers asking price by $2.6 million

The standoff between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent forward Ryan Johansen comes with some ramped up pressure now that training camp has officially begun. According to Aaron Porzline of the Columbus Dispatch, there has been some movement in the increasingly contentious negotions as Kurt Overhardt, Johansen's agent, has come back with a new offer to the Blue...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Still A Standstill Between Ryan Johansen And The Blue Jackets

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Where it stood as of Monday morning: The Jackets still want their leading scorer back at around $3 million a season over two years. It’s been their stance for a long time when it comes to a two-year deal, and it’s believed Overhardt came down last Thursday from the $6 million plus a year he originally asked for to less than $5 million per year...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jenner at center begins Sunday

With restricted free agent Ryan Johansen now receiving offers from KHL clubs, the Columbus Blue Jackets are moving on as if they won’t have their top center to start the season. Without Johansen, Jackets’ head coach Todd Richards has a few options on how to fill the void, which includes moving Boone Jenner from the wing to the middle. Jenner, 21, is a natural center but, because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Even With KHL Offers, Ryan Johansen Focusing On A Deal With The Blue Jackets

via Pierre LeBrun tweets, Ryan Johansen's agent Kurt Overhardt says his client has got "several offers" from KHL clubs over past 2 months. But focus remains...   trying to get a deal done with the Blue Jackets
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets are Playing with Fire in Johansen Negotiations

By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Throughout the Columbus Blue Jackets’ short history, they have ranked among the league’s worst franchises. Notorious for underwhelming play, poor drafting and player development, and incomprehensible personnel decisions, the Jackets have left the small but intense core of true fans in Columbus little enough to celebrate. Over the past few seasons,...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets

One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said on Wednesday the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashing the net: CBJ training camp notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As they begin the on-ice portion of training camp, the Blue Jackets are without a pair of top-line forwards in Ryan Johansen (contract dispute) and Nathan Horton (non-surgical lingering back problem). But as head coach Todd Richards said on Wednesday, this is a story, but not the story. While this is an issue, the team is looking for guys in the lineup and in camp...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton to miss camp and more

It has been tough enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason, having to deal with the increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the team and center Ryan Johansen. They could use a little bit of good news, something to make them hopeful for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, this is going to be the exact opposite […] The post Nathan Horton to miss camp and more appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson continues to lob grenades

If you thought things were ugly between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen, we’re just getting started. Earlier this week, president John Davidson called the requests of Johansen and his agent “extortion”. That was a heavy charge given the history of discussing negotiations in public. Usually, you don’t do it. But Davidson didn’t hold […] The post John Davidson...
Via Two Pad Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Perhaps The Columbus Blue Jackets And Ryan Johansen Can Meet In The Middler

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, Yes, the sides remain miles apart. The bigger problem is neither side is budging — they are not even talking — and the deal is there to be made, somewhere in-between. The Blue Jackets do not like hearing that because they have all the leverage. Overhardt does not like hearing that, but, then, he does not hear anything, and...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign

  Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon - a day before the start of training camp. ''(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren't going to allow the player be present at the facility,'' Overhardt...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen’s Contract Talks With Blue Jackets Growing ‘Contentious’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon — a day before the start of training camp. “(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren’t going to allow the player be present at the facility,” Overhardt...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Contentious contract talks between Johansen, Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The assembled media at the Blue Jackets annual Media Day luncheon was hit with both barrels Wednesday afternoon. President of Hockey Operations John Davidson, flanked by General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Assistant General Manager Bill Zito, revealed the offers made to restricted free agent Ryan Johansen and his agent, Kevin Overhardt, that were subsequently turned...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wading Through The Crap: The Ryan Johansen Saga

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation” – Marcus Tullius Cicero A summer filled with public mud slinging is not one, that many fans envisioned coming into this offseason. Obviously many knew a negotiation was coming for Johansen, before the season began though not many thought such a breakout season was coming for the young centerman. The past few months have been...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen are at an impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, says the young star left Columbus on Wednesday on the eve of the start of training camp. John Davidson, the team's director of hockey operations, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen say offers of $6 million for two...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- John Davidson On The Offers Made To Ryan Johansen

via the Columbus Dispatch,     added 2:33pm, Story on the negotions from Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers, Continue reading "Video- John Davidson On The Offers Made To Ryan Johansen"
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen

Things with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen haven’t exactly been roses the last few months. Johansen is the team’s star now, coming off a 33-goal campaign and he’s looking for a big fat raise. Problem is, the people in charge of the Jackets don’t necessarily agree with his asking price. On Monday, it […] The post John Davidson isn’t happy with Ryan Johansen...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Davidson On The Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,  When Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen took agent Kurt Overhardt to task for his handling of the Ryan Johansen negotiations on Monday, it turned out that was just the warm-up act. When it came to president of hockey operations John Davidson to take his turn, he turned both barrels directly on Overhardt. This is getting ugly...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus GM Has Strong Words For Ryan Johansen

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, As training camp draws near, the heat is getting turned up under unsigned Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen, in his strongest words yet, warned against Johansen not being signed by the start of camp on Thursday, and he questioned the motivation of Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt. “Our...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets running huge risk with Ryan Johansen negotiations

Ryan Johansen still doesn't have a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and it doesn't look like that stalemate will be broken soon, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Blue Jackets and Johansen, a restricted free agent, are reportedly $2-$3 million apart in negotiations. Johansen is coming off a breakout season in 2013-14 in which he scored 33 goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Shifts: A look at RFA's Torey Krug, Ryan Johansen and Brenden Dillon

The start of NHL training camps are set to begin and there are still restricted free agents without deals. #488646955 / gettyimages.comName, Position: Torey Krug, Defense Previous cap hit, Team: $916.6K, Boston Bruins What we know: It's not often a Bruins rookie gets his named linked with Bobby Orr. Krug did just that by breaking Orr's record for most goals by a rookie...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen, Jackets continue stare down

With the NHL prospects tournament serving as the backdrop, Blue Jackets management and the agent for Ryan Johansen are spending the last weekend of the offseason in Traverse City, Mich., trying to hammer out a new contract for the club’s star center. The Blue Jackets are negotiating with the NHL’s collective-bargaining agreement in their right hands. Johansen has no arbitration...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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