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Will Artemi Panarin And Sergei Bobrovsky Be Moved Sooner Than Later?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The best bet to get anything in return is to deal Panarin and Bobrovsky before the deadline, but do the Jackets really want to do that in the middle of a playoff race? Probably not, but if they want an example of how bad it can get if they don’t make a move, all they have to do is watch Tavares with the Leafs....

The reality is if the Jackets are going to move Panarin, 26, and Bobrovsky, 30, they may want to act quickly.

“If they want to get players back, they’d be better off to do it sooner rather than later,” the executive added.

Suddenly, the February deadline appears to be approaching quickly.

more and other notes too...

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The Boston Bruins Should Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

After plucking Taylor Hall, the reigning MVP, away from the Oilers in 2016, it’s a good bet Devils GM Ray Shero will be in the thick of the Panarin talks. Shero has the strongest roster of the three NYC-area clubs and he also is sitting on a $15.5 million pile of cap space, second only to the Dollar Store Hurricanes ($16.7 million).

Few clubs, if any, have the combination the Bruins can offer in the Panarin chase. Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city, and the Bruins have abundant player equity to offer Kekalainen, be it in the form of young roster players and/or prospects.

Kekalainen’s target pool in a Boston swap no doubt would include the likes of Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and Jake DeBrusk — the three kids GM Don Sweeney would be the most reluctant to surrender — and any number of others, including Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork on the varsity, and AHL stock such as Trent Frederic and Urho Vaakanainen.

more plus other topics...

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Morning Line- Pierre LeBrun On Artemi Panarin

Well if that’s not bad enough because it shocked the organization in the summer, my understanding is that he doesn’t want to sign with anyone, period, during this season. In other words, if and when he gets traded, he will be traded as a rental which will greatly diminish the return for him, compared to if he would be gone in a trade like , who signed an extension with Vegas which gave the Montreal Canadiens a greater return. Sounds like instead it will be like  leaving Ottawa, which hurts your return if you’re Columbus. 

-Pierre LeBrun of TSN on the TSN Insiders.  More topics at TSN.

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Seth Jones Out Up To 6 Weeks With MCL Sprain

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Anthony Duclair Is On The Bubble In Columbus

from Mark Znidar of the Columbus Dispatch,

Fifteen minutes and 13 seconds isn’t even a lot of time to get taped and dressed for a hockey game, but that’s how long Anthony Duclair had to show his stuff to Blue Jackets coaches Sunday afternoon in a preseason game.

Duclair is the fleet left wing attempting to prove to a third franchise in three seasons that his 20 goals and 24 assists as a rookie with Arizona in 2015-16 were not an aberration.

With three preseason games remaining, the 23-year-old knows that he is on the clock. On Sunday, he took one shot, blocked a shot and was called for a two-minute slashing penalty in a 5-1 loss to St. Louis at Nationwide Arena.

“I come here every day and give it my all, whether it’s preseason or practice,” Duclair said. “I try to build chemistry with whoever I’m playing with that day. It’s still too early to tell (whether I make the team). I can only control what I can control, and that’s to work hard, and the coaching staff will figure it out.”


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Morning Line- Sergei Bobrovsky

via Brian Hedger tweets,

Sergei Bobrovsky on contract situation: "... after the last season, I told the situation to the management of the Blue Jackets, so they know everything. They know my plans for this season, they know my plans for the future, so they know everything."

Bobrovsky: "I’m a Blue Jacket for now. We have young team and I don’t want too much distraction around the locker room about our situation, or for my situation."

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Negotiations With High Profile UFAs In Columbus Going Nowhere

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Leading scorer Artemi Panarin and Vezina-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky are entering the final season of their contracts. There are no extensions in sight, for either of them, and thus training camp will begin with a pair of jumbo-sized question marks hanging over the franchise....

It’s just business.

Negotiations with Bread and Bob have been stalled for most of the summer. Either that changes, suddenly and surprisingly, or both players will become unrestricted free agents next summer.

And if that’s where this stuff is headed, it behooves the Jackets to salvage what they can by trading Bread and Bob rather than taking the risk of losing them for nothing. The New York Islanders lost All-Star center John Tavares for nothing two months ago. Nobody is saying, “Man, that was smart.”


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A Two-Year Extension For John Tortorella In Columbus

from Brian Hedger of BlueJackets.com,

The Blue Jackets have come a long way since Oct. 21, 2015, when an 0-7-0 start led to a coaching change that brought one of the NHL's most successful coaches to Columbus.

Since hiring John Tortorella to run the bench, they've made the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past two seasons, have assembled a roster brimming with talent and feel like the path to winning the first Stanley Cup in franchise history is solidly underfoot.

That, above all else, is the reason Tortorella's tenure as the Jackets' head coach has been extended by two years after this season.

"They've done a good job," Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said, group Tortorella in with his staff of assistants. "I think they've earned the right to continue and have that security. I think it's important not just for them, but for the team and the organization to have that stability. We're trending into the right direction, so they can continue the process they've started."


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Columbus Blue Jackets Want To Extend Bobrovsky & Panarin, But…

from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com,

 Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky could be with the Columbus Blue Jackets for a long time or could be gone before the season starts, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Friday.

Though a contract extension for the forward and goalie remain possible, Kekalainen wouldn't commit to either opening the season at the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 4.

"I can't," Kekalainen said. "In this business, there's always talks between the general managers whether you've got pending free agents or not. We talk regularly. Sometimes there's trades. So I'm not speculating on them. I'm just saying we talk all the time, so I wouldn't say about any player whether they're a pending free agent or not that they'll be on our team in October because anything can happen between now and Oct. 3."

continued including an extension coming for John Tortorella...

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Zach Werenski’s Goal Is To Be Ready For Opening Night

from Brian Hedger of BlueJackets.com,

He's still going through rehab exercises, but Zach Werenski is making good progress with his surgically-repaired shoulder this summer.

The 21-year old defenseman is back on the ice, even stepping into slap shots, and he's hoping to take his first contact at some point in training camp. His focus is also locked on Oct. 4 at Little Caesar's Arena in Detroit, when the Blue Jackets will open the 2018-19 regular season against the Detroit Red Wings - the team he cheered growing up in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

"My goal, ultimately, is to be there for Game 1," Werenski told BlueJackets.com. "You never want to miss time, you never want to miss games, so my goal going into training camp and into the season is to be ready for Game 1. If it's later, like Game 5 or Game 10, whenever that is, I'm going to work to miss as few games as possible and be ready to help the team."


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