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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
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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

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
3 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

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

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

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...
Via Two Pad Stack
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
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