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Brandon Saad For Artemi Panarin Looks Like It Is Happening

Shake-up!

 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired left wing Artemi Panarin, a 2016-17 Second Team NHL All-Star and NHL Rookie of the Year in 2015-16, left wing Tyler Motte and a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for left wing Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

"Artemi Panarin was the best rookie in the NHL two years ago, a second team All-Star this past season and is one of the most dynamic offensive players in the NHL," said Kekalainen. "There is a cost to adding a player like Artemi, as well as a very good NHL prospect in Tyler Motte, but we believe this is a very good move for our team. We wish Brandon and Anton well and thank them for their contributions to our organization."

Panarin, 25, has registered 61 goals and 90 assists for 151 points with 53 penalty minutes and a +26 plus/minus rating, while scoring 17 power play goals and 12 game-winners in 162 career NHL games with Chicago. Last season, he racked up 31-43-74, 21 penalty minutes and was +18 in 82 games and was named a Second Team NHL All-Star earlier this week.

Panarin won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie in 2015-16 after tallying 30-47-77, 32 penalty minutes with a +8 plus/minus rating, eight power play and seven game-winning goals in 80 games. He led all rookies in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and multi-point games (21). He also became the first rookie since Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby to record 10 three-point games in a season.

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I believe this is where someone is supposed to say “Trades are hard”.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/23/17 at 11:22 AM ET

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baahahahahahaha

Posted by weswolverine on 06/23/17 at 11:23 AM ET

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And I’m sure CBJ is retaining salary. Can the rest of the league stop bailing CHI out of cap hell???

Posted by redwings_lifer on 06/23/17 at 11:25 AM ET

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Hey, TIRES WERE KICKED!

So, SO tired of Holland.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 06/23/17 at 11:26 AM ET

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Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 06/23/17 at 12:26 PM ET

so SO irrelevent to this post

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 06/23/17 at 11:31 AM ET

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so SO irrelevent to this post

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 06/23/17 at 12:31 PM ET

THIS!

Seems like an overpayment by CHI.

Posted by George0211 on 06/23/17 at 11:33 AM ET

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In three days the Hawks lost Hossa, Panarin and Hjalmersson and are STILL over the cap. Bahahahahaha

Posted by weswolverine on 06/23/17 at 11:33 AM ET

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so SO irrelevent to this post

Your concerns are duly noted and will be given the attention deserved.

Posted by TeamDub from The gratch. on 06/23/17 at 11:34 AM ET

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Seems like an overpayment by CHI.

Definitely, but not so much if CBJ is retaining salary. I bet that’s the case.

Posted by redwings_lifer on 06/23/17 at 11:37 AM ET

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Posted by redwings_lifer on 06/23/17 at 12:37 PM ET

No salary retained. Panarin,Motte+‘17 6th rd pick for Saad,Forsberg+‘18 5th rd pick

Posted by weswolverine on 06/23/17 at 11:39 AM ET

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Panarin would cost them more long term in bonuses and next contract.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/23/17 at 11:41 AM ET

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so SO irrelevent to this post

Thank you for this.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/23/17 at 11:42 AM ET

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Zero cap relief for Chicago. And Saad has +2 years on his deal. I don’t get it. Moving Hjalmersson is no cap relief, either, and Connor Murphy has longer term, too. Head scratchers all round, unless there’s more coming.

Posted by Steeb on 06/23/17 at 11:42 AM ET

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Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 06/23/17 at 12:42 PM ET

This is more of a roster shake-up than a salary dump.

Posted by George0211 on 06/23/17 at 11:44 AM ET

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In three days the Hawks lost Hossa, Panarin and Hjalmersson and are STILL over the cap. Bahahahahaha

Well, they traded dollar for dollar pretty much, on both trades, and when you factor in that players aren’t on LTIR during the summer so Hossa’s salary hasn’t come of the table, meaning they’re really NOT over the cap.

But yeah, bahahahahaha for not doing something they weren’t trying to do.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/23/17 at 11:44 AM ET

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Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/23/17 at 12:44 PM ET

True, but it’s a great time watching the Hawks fans have their heads explode because they traded away two core players dollar for dollar and didn’t unload the Hossa contract or Kruger.

Posted by weswolverine on 06/23/17 at 11:47 AM ET

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This is more of a roster shake-up than a salary dump.

If so, then both are basically lateral moves… Both of which have longer term than what they moved out. And they’re in cap trouble even after Hossa comes off the books. But I’ll never underestimate a Bowman, so we’ll see how it shake out tonite and after July 1.

Posted by Steeb on 06/23/17 at 11:53 AM ET

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I think the Goalie Forsberg is a big addition for the Hawks, Panarin getting greedy, Hjalmarsson to Yotes.

I find it difficult to question a Bowman

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/23/17 at 12:07 PM ET

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It’s cost certainty… longer term deals.  Both Nicky and the bread man needed new deals soon, and at what cost?  This way they know their salary structure going forward for a while, even if it is dollar for dollar.
I’m curious aobut Phx…. everyone is all Chayaka is all Stats and new thinker, and now that Tippet (old school) is out of the way he can build his team his way…and he goes to the freaking buffet?  Trading picks and young players for middle aged or older players?  I mean they got what they needed.. a C, a goalie and a D…. but those aren’t guys you are competing with the big boys in the west with?  I mean they have one of the top rated set of prospects, so they are dealing from strength and they still already have OEL…but interesting to say the least.  Pressure from ownership to put a better team on the ice?

Posted by DieByTheWing on 06/23/17 at 12:16 PM ET

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I thought Breadman + Kane had good chemistry so I don’t understand why the shakeup.  With that kind of skill don’t you try to make it work?

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 06/23/17 at 04:25 PM ET

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