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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
1 day 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
1 day 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 Puck Drunk Love
1 day 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
2 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  ...

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
3 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
3 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
4 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...
Via Goon's World
14 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
14 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
14 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
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...
Via BS Hockey
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade skates for bikes to participate in Pelotonia

The start of the Blue Jackets regular season is a little over two months away, and players are actively training for the 2014-15 campaign. But this weekend, two players will be taking a break from their regular routine and riding in Pelotonia -€“ a Columbus based bike ride that benefits cancer research at the Ohio State University. "Cancer is something that affects everyone...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hartnell ready to make impact in Columbus

The Blue Jackets welcomed perhaps their biggest offseason acquisition to town Wednesday when forward Scott Hartnell, who joined the team in a trade for forward RJ Umberger, came to Columbus for a few days to get to know his new team and new city. "I've had a smile ever since (making the decision) saying I was gonna be a Blue Jacket," Hartnell said. The former Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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