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NHL GMs On RFA Ryan Johansen

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Speaking with the group of current and former GMs, a couple of themes emerged:

• They were unanimously on board with the Blue Jackets offers to Johansen and all agreed they were more than fair. For the record, the Blue Jackets have offered deals of $6 million for two years, $32 million for six years and $46 million for eight years.

• While the majority felt the Jackets tactic of going public runs counter to their style, they could certainly understand Davidson’s and Kekalainen’s frustrations.

• None of them would trade Johansen.

While most of them said the public flogging of Overhardt, in particular, is counterintuitive to their negotiation style, they acknowledged their might be some behind-the-scenes dynamics of which only they know. And they all sympathized with the Blue Jackets. All GMs spoke to thn.com on the condition of anonymity.

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SYF's avatar

Well, that escalated quickly.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 09/19/14 at 04:17 PM ET

Alan's avatar

When the Jackets went public with their comments, I knew an article like this was forthcoming.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 09/19/14 at 05:04 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Quite frankly I’m shocked that fellow GM’s would side with the league. oh oh

The team going public was a douche move.


I heard Davidson on at least two stations (Fan 590 & XM) with almost identical statements.

The kid may be not be worth what the team has offered, and he certainly doesn’t have a long history to suggest he is worth what he is asking, but what Davidson and the GM did was minor league.

Which is just as well since that organization has been run like a minor league team from its inception.

Posted by Down River Dan on 09/19/14 at 05:35 PM ET

Primis's avatar

The kid may be not be worth what the team has offered, and he certainly doesn’t have a long history to suggest he is worth what he is asking, but what Davidson and the GM did was minor league.

Posted by Down River Dan on 09/19/14 at 05:35 PM ET

...which is why the kid is demanding what he is in the first place.  Everything about CBS is a joke.

Posted by Primis on 09/19/14 at 06:19 PM ET

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