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Blue Jackets’ Ryan Johansen Could Holdout

After reaching the postseason last season, the Columbus Blue Jackets may find themselves without a top player to begin camp this year. Center Ryan Johansen and the Blue Jackets have had a rough summer finalizing a new contract, and with time running out, the team is preparing for a holdout, according to the Columbus Dispatch. […]
Via Full Scale Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

What if the Blue Jackets and Johansen don’t reach a deal?

The latest round of phone calls were placed on Friday, an attempt to see if anything had changed in the lingering contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. A step toward the middle, perhaps? A plan to talk again soon? The two sides can't agree on much, it seems, except this: There is nothing new to report. Nada. Zip. Zilch. The Blue Jackets...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Columbus Preparing To Start Year Without Ryan Johansen

Are the Columbus Blue Jackets ready for a future without Ryan Johansen? #487492787 / gettyimages.comThe Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports the 22-year-old center and the Blue Jackets are still at odds over contract negotiations, and have moved no closer to a deal as training camp looms. Both sides have their heels firmly dug in on his next contract, with Columbus wanting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

If Ryan Johansen Doesn’t Sign By Training Camp

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, At this point, it seems highly unlikely Johansen will be on the ice at the start of training camp. Overhardt will use that as leverage, as he has many, many times with clients in the last decade, including Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky in 2009 when he played for the New York Rangers. The Blue Jackets, thus, must be prepared to...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Rumors: Ryan Johansen's Contract Talks Are Not Going Well

Ryan Johansen might holdout from the Columbus Blue Jackets if contract talks continue in their current direction.#490431121 / gettyimages.comThe Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports Johansen and the Blue Jackets are about $3M apart in their talks. The 22-year-old center is looking for about $7M per year, while Columbus is offering between $3.5-$4M per season. Earlier...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets Depth Chart 2014 2015

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  ...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No contract talks between Milano and Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Sonny Milano has been one of the most talked about prospects this summer as he weighed his options before choosing to join the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League over of honoring his commitment to Boston College. There was some thought that Milano had singed or was close to signing an entry-level contract with Columbus, which made him...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Boone Jenner

When trying to make your way into any professional league the same basic principles are always in play: hard work, determination and skill. Boone Jenner is a shining example of each of those principles. It can’t be stated enough, how impressive it was to see Jenner earn his way into the starting lineup last year during training camp. Nothing was given to him and he decided to take...
Via BS Hockey
5 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets preseason tickets on sale

Individual game tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets' four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena are now on sale. The home preseason schedule opens with a game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, September 21 followed by a contest with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, September 23 in a rematch of last year's first round Stanley Cup Playoffs series. The complete home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College Commit Sonny Milano To Instead Sign With OHL Team

Columbus Blue Jackets draftee Sonny Milano will not be headed to Chestnut Hill after all. Milano, who had committed to play hockey at Boston College, will instead sign with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, the team announced Thursday. “We are very pleased to have a player of this caliber joining our organization,” Whalers general manager Mark Craig said in a...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kalamazoo Wings to serve as Blue Jackets' ECHL team

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings, who will serve as their ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL's Western Conference Midwest Division. The club plays its home games at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Blue Jackets also announced that their preseason home opener on Sunday, Sept. 21, against...
Via AP on Fox
12 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets culture of giving back extends to fans in beautification project

Many early Saturday mornings, Columbus residents are still waking up, but last Saturday had almost 200 Blue Jackets season ticket holders and a large group of Blue Jackets staff hard at work in the Franklinton neighborhood as part of a community beautification project in partnership with Keep Columbus Beautiful. "This is one of the things as Blue Jackets that we do," said...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Prospect Sonny Milano Chooses OHL Over Boston College

Columbus Blue Jackets forward prospect Sonny Milano has chosen to play for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League instead of the Boston College Eagles for the 2014-15 season. “We have a lot of respect for Boston College, their program and their ability to develop players,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Milano speaks to the fans

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch has Sonny Milano's statement that he made through his agent. August 16, 2014“Since being drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the NHL Draft in Philadelphia on June 27, I have been asked many times about whether I would continue with my plans to attend Boston College, or play junior hockey instead. In an effort to avoid controversy...
Via Goon's World
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sonny Milano to sign with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sonny Milano has informed @BCHockeyNews that he will sign a professional contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.— BC Hockey (@BCHockeyNews) August 16, 2014This seems to be a re-occurring theme for some of the USNDT players. Like I told someone the other day, until they come on Campus they're a threat to not make it to campus, especially if they were drafted high...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets 1st-rounder Sonny Milano to sign entry-level deal, then play for OHL’s Plymouth Whalers

Per NHL.com, this isn't "Red Wings-related" so it's not going in that blog, but this is a KK Hockey entry that has a very "local" angle for the OHL team that plays all but in my backyard and not too far from the boss. If you needed another reason to go to a Plymouth Whalers game, the team made a very big trade in acquiring Sudbury's Matthew Campagna...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ 2014 first-round pick Milano to play in OHL?

It looks like Sonny Milano will be headed to the junior hockey ranks rather than college. The 2014 first-round draft choice of the Columbus Blue Jackets (No. 16 overall) originally indicated that he would commit to Boston College for the upcoming season, which likely (but not definitely) would have meant that he’d be there for the next four years. However, according to Rob Mixer...
Via Around The Rink
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Outlook: Is Oliver Bjorkstrand the best CBJ Prospect?

With three selections in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft it was clear that Columbus had the opportunity to load the pipeline with high end prospects. All three of those prospects have progressed well since the draft, but a true standout of last season was their 3rd round selection, 89th overall, Oliver Bjorkstrand. He had an outstanding season and some highlights included...
Via BS Hockey
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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