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Possible Landing Spots If The Columbus Blue Jackets Decide To Move Ryan Johansen

from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News,

Which teams are ideal fits for Johansen based on what they need and what they can offer the Jackets? Consider these five destinations:...

1. Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have the perfect combination of (a) being a bubble team in need of a boost to make the playoffs; (b) possessing some young-ish centers who could head to Columbus in a Johansen swap and (c) loaded with blueline prospects, one of which they could easily spare.

Let’s boot up the fantasy trade machine. Say Philadelphia wants Johansen but wouldn’t dare part with Sean Couturier up front or blue-chip D-men Ivan Provorov and Shayne Gostisbehere. How about center Brayden Schenn, a 24-year-old pending RFA who still has some upside, plus Travis Sanheim or Samuel Morin? It would be the steep price any Johansen swap would be expected to command. And it would improve both teams’ outlooks. The Jackets could one day ice a top unit of Brandon Saad, Brayden Schenn and Nick Foligno, anchored by up-and-coming blueliners Sanheim and Zach Werenski for years to come. The Flyers would suddenly have one of the league’s best center tandems in Johansen and Giroux.

more teams...

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TreKronor's avatar

I don’t see them moving Johansen, at least not right now.  The return on him would be horrible, and he’s got another year left after this one.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/17/15 at 04:52 PM ET

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