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Ryan Johansen Traded For Seth Jones

via BlueJackets.com,

The Blue Jackets announced on Wednesday evening that the club has acquired defenseman Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators in exchange for center Ryan Johansen.

Both clubs confirmed the deal shortly after 6:30 p.m ET. Full details and additional coverage will follow later this evening.

Nashville release is below...

Nashville, Tenn. (January 6, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has acquired center Ryan Johansen from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Seth Jones.

“Ryan is a big, young center that can score, set up goals, win face-offs,” Poile said. “He’s a No. 1 center who is still growing his game and has the size and skill that we have been looking for to match up with the best in the League.”

Johansen, 23 (7/31/92), played in all 82 of Columbus' games in 2013-14 and 2014-15, first setting a career high in goals (33), then posting personal bests in assists (45) and points (71) while appearing in the 2015 All-Star Game. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound native of Vancouver has 26 points (6g-20a) in 38 games this season. For his career, Johansen has 193 points (79g-114a) in 309 games and a 51.8 percent success rate in the face-off circle, including a 52 percent success rate this season, putting him in the Top 10 among those taking at least 400 draws.

The fourth overall selection in the 2010 Entry Draft, Johansen also has six points (2g-4a) in six career Stanley Cup Playoff games – all in 2014 with the Blue Jackets. He earned a silver medal and a spot on the tournament all-star team at the 2011 World Junior Championship after posting nine points (3g-6a) in seven games, and was a 2011 WHL First Team All-Star after recording 92 points (40g-52a) in 63 regular-season WHL games, and a league-best 28 points (13g-15a) in 21 postseason contests in his second and final campaign with the Portland Winterhawks.

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Now that is a sweet trade… both teams dealing from strength and get what they need.  If RyJo can rediscover his form from last year and the year prior…. Nashville just got ready to play with the big boys.  Columbus also got what they needed…. I really like Poile as a GM.  He’s made mistakes, but he makes good deals too.

I guess since Kenny cornered the market on talented smallish forwards… he can find someone who needs those… what? not many teams do…. *sigh*

Posted by DieByTheWing on 01/06/16 at 06:43 PM ET

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Holland says it is very hard to find a trade partner??? Poof the next day lots of trading partners. KH=BS

Teams riding their problem players, Johansen, LeCavalier (is the tank empty?)

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/06/16 at 06:51 PM ET

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Lecavalier is definitely on empty…could he help the kings, maybe… depth wise…
but RyJo is a sweet aquisition.  Clb wanted D which we all know we have a ton of to trade right?  Am I right?  smile

Posted by DieByTheWing on 01/06/16 at 06:52 PM ET

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Schenn is better than 3 Wings D I can think of, Johansen (out of shape and a pain to get signed)

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/06/16 at 06:58 PM ET

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Haha thanks SK77.  Insider secrets.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 01/06/16 at 06:58 PM ET

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Schenn is physical, but thats about it.  They’ve been talking about trading him for some time… hasn’t been what they wanted.

Posted by DieByTheWing on 01/06/16 at 07:11 PM ET

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Trades continue to be hard

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/06/16 at 07:29 PM ET

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Fowler was the one….. but now he’s hurt so who knows, and who knows if the rumors were true even that he was maybe available… Anaheim was having trouble scoring so maybe they’d be interested in a Nyquist or a Tatar or what not…
otherwise, not sure who you trade with, not many teams need what we have that may or may not have good D available.  there in lies the problem… :(

Posted by DieByTheWing on 01/06/16 at 07:31 PM ET

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Damn it!  Detroit needs Jones! Damn it, Kenny!

Yeah, seems like a solid hockey trade upon first viewing.  Good job, Not-Kenny people.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/06/16 at 07:40 PM ET

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and who were we trading for Jones?  Larkin…thats about it, not even sure that does it because the Jackets wanted a big C to play against the big C’s in the west.

as much as I partially fault Holland, we don’t have great assets for a trade… with most teams anyhow, without weakening us somewhere else… I mean, unless you were willing to trade Anderson and Kindl for Jones.. I mean, not sure we could give up that much though wink

Posted by DieByTheWing on 01/06/16 at 07:47 PM ET

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Supposedly St. Lose needs scoring.  Don’t know if it would work cap wise but I’d offer Nyquist and one of Smith, Kindl and maybe a pick for Shattenkirk and Upshall.  But that’s just me.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/06/16 at 07:49 PM ET

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Trading is so hard!!!!!!! #hollandfail

Posted by bababooey on 01/06/16 at 08:24 PM ET

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the last meaningful trade KH made was acquiring Chelios in 1999. There was Bert in 06, but gave up Matthias. Might have been a wash.

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/06/16 at 08:40 PM ET

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and who were we trading for Jones?  Larkin…thats about it, not even sure that does it because the Jackets wanted a big C to play against the big C’s in the west.

Exactly. Not worth it. smile

Posted by bigfrog on 01/06/16 at 08:57 PM ET

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I actually think this is a dud trade for both sides.

NAS thinks they’re getting a #1 C in Johansen…. and he’s not.  NAS keeps trying to turn #2 C’s in #1’s and keeps wondering why it doesn’t work.
CBS thinks they’re getting a 1st pairing dman in Jones…. and he’s not.  He’s every bit the project a guy like Murray is still.

It may help both sides a tiny bit, because of the “defense for forward” nature…. but I don’t see it doing too much.

Posted by Primis on 01/06/16 at 09:49 PM ET

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Johansen looked like a top line center last year. Hyperbole to say that he’s not. Let him find his form again.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 01/06/16 at 10:20 PM ET

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Either Holland doesn’t know how to make a worthy trade or the Wings have nobody on their roster that other teams want. Either way that’s on Holland. I can’t wait to just get in the playoffs

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 01/07/16 at 07:12 AM ET

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I love it!

Trade annoucement: Some Player traded from Some team to another team for another player!

Outcry: Holland Sucks.

2 trades were made. Only 1 of them was a real hockey trade, there other one was a salary dump, with Shen added as a thank you for taking Vinny’s contract.

No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Red Wings. Sure, Seth Jones would have been nice, but who do you trade for him? Nahsville is a big team and want to stay that way, they don’t want our midget forwards. Larkin would have been who Nashville would have asked for and I for one would not want to do that trade.

Posted by George0211 on 01/07/16 at 08:04 AM ET

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No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Red Wings.

You’re right.  But also?

No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Predators.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Kings.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Blue Jackets.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Canadiens.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Rangers
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Capitals.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Oilers.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Flames.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Flyers.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Blackhawks.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Blues.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Sharks.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Ducks.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Islanders.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Senators.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Jets.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Sabres.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Hurricanes.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Panthers.
No team is sitting there thinking how they can help the Lightning.

Need I continue?

“Nobody is trying to help us” is the biggest cop-out defense there is.

 

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 09:30 AM ET

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“Nobody is trying to help us” is the biggest cop-out defense there is.

 

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 09:30 AM ET

Just as it’s the dumbest thing in the world to scream Holland sucks, fire Holland, every time another team makes a trade. So I guess after yesterday, 26 GMs should be fired, since they didn’t make a trade.
Make that 25, actually, Caps GM is suspended, not fired, he at least signed someone.

Yuck.

It’s not defending Holland, it’s rationalizing why 1 team out of 29 other teams was able to get such-and-such player.

As much as everyone loves to talk about the “assets” Wings have, in reality not many teams want undersized forwards or 5th/6th D-men.

Posted by George0211 on 01/07/16 at 09:35 AM ET

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Just as it’s the dumbest thing in the world to scream Holland sucks, fire Holland, every time another team makes a trade.

You do understand the complaints, right?  Holland goes up and down about how it’s impossible to make trades during the season, about how nobody is trying to help the Wings better, how you can’t make hockey trades, blah blah blah, and then you have two teams making a hockey trade, each one potentially getting better and you have another trade in which one team manages to unload some garbage and the other gets some potential depth.

It’s not that Holland didn’t get Seth Jones or Ryan Johansen or Luke Schenn, it’s that he keeps trotting out excuse after excuse when he can’t make a simple deal and ends up losing another player to the waiver wire.

So I guess after yesterday, 26 GMs should be fired

Who gives a shit about the what the other GMs do?  I’m a Red Wings fan, I don’t care about what Lou Lamoriello or Peter Chiarelli do to manage their teams, I care what Ken Holland does.

in reality not many teams want undersized forwards or 5th/6th D-men.

Right, and in reality not a lot of teams want a washed-up, overpaid centre who spent 80% of the year in the pressbox because he couldn’t crack the lineup of the 23rd place team in the league.

Yet somehow despite it being impossible to make trades and despite nobody wanting to help the Flyers, Hextall still managed to move Levacalier.

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:01 AM ET

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Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:01 AM ET

Sometimes I love you, Garth.  Not very often…but sometimes. smile

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/07/16 at 10:09 AM ET

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Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:01 AM ET

Holland says same thing everyone else in hockey says, trades are hard. News flash, they really are hard to make.
Guess what, winning Power Ball is next to impossible, yet it still happens once in a while.

Right, and in reality not a lot of teams want a washed-up, overpaid centre who spent 80% of the year in the pressbox because he couldn’t crack the lineup of the 23rd place team in the league.

Lecavlier was on the trade block for almost 3 years with no takers, so once again, trades are hard. And the only way Flyers traded him is by keeping 50% of his salary.
How about Holland was a good GM for not making that terrible signing in the 1st place. OK, I’m reaching on that one. grin

As far as the other trade goes, that was a pure hockey trade. I really don’t think Wings could not have come close to making a trade like that with the players we have, unless you’re willing to trade away Datsyuk or Z or Larkin.

Posted by George0211 on 01/07/16 at 10:10 AM ET

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unless you’re willing to trade away Datsyuk or Z or Larkin.

See, this kills me.

This trade cost the Jackets a disgruntled 70-point forward and it cost the Predators a young defenseman who hasn’t reached his potential yet and was expendable because of their depth.

Which one of those would cost Detroit their leading scorer, one of the best two-way players in the game or a leading Calder candidate?

Why is it that any trade that gets made would automatically cost Detroit ten times what it cost the team that actually made the trade?  I’m sure if Kenny wanted Lecavalier and Schenn it would have cost him Larkin, Nyquist, Tatar, Ouellet, Mrazek, Datsyuk, DeKeyser, Tatar, Zetterberg and 14 first-rounders, right?

It’s such a cop-out argument.

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:37 AM ET

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Why is it that any trade that gets made would automatically cost Detroit ten times what it cost the team that actually made the trade?  I’m sure if Kenny wanted Lecavalier and Schenn it would have cost him Larkin, Nyquist, Tatar, Ouellet, Mrazek, Datsyuk, DeKeyser, Tatar, Zetterberg and 14 first-rounders, right?

It’s such a cop-out argument.

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:37 AM ET

What the hell are you even talking about? Why would Holland be even remotely interested in Lecavlier.
This is exactly my point, any trade that gets made is immediately seen as a Holland failure regardless of any kind of logical thinking. And that IS a cop-out.

This trade cost the Jackets a disgruntled 70-point forward and it cost the Predators a young defenseman who hasn’t reached his potential yet and was expendable because of their depth.

Which one of those would cost Detroit their leading scorer, one of the best two-way players in the game or a leading Calder candidate?

70 points is more than what our leading scorer is on pace for.
That trade was a perfect match between 2 teams, Wings had nothing to offer to Nashville to get Jones. Again, unless you’re willing to give them Pavel or Z or Larkin. And I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that more than likely Nashville would not even be interested in Pavel or Z and would insist on Larkin.
So in terms of the affect on the team, yes this trade would cost 10 times more for the Red Wings.

Posted by George0211 on 01/07/16 at 10:46 AM ET

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Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 10:37 AM ET

You certainly are opinionated but you know nothing more than any other poster on this site.  Some get upset with you because you rant on and on aboot KH.  I’ve come to understand that you love to ruffle feathers and be the contrarian.  It’s become amusing to me to read the latest missive from on high.  Keep up the good work.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/07/16 at 10:57 AM ET

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What the hell are you even talking about? Why would Holland be even remotely interested in Lecavlier.
This is exactly my point, any trade that gets made is immediately seen as a Holland failure regardless of any kind of logical thinking. And that IS a cop-out.

Oh my God, nobody has ever completely missed a point as much as you just did.

Again, unless you’re willing to give them Pavel or Z or Larkin.

Ah, this bullsh!t again.  Nobody is going to trade anyone to the Wings unless they get Datsyuk, Zetterberg or Larkin.

Right.

You certainly are opinionated but you know nothing more than any other poster on this site.

Yeah, isn’t that the point of a comment section?  That everyone can express their opinion?

Or did I miss something?

I’ve come to understand that you love to ruffle feathers and be the contrarian.

You understand nothing.

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 11:31 AM ET

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You understand nothing.

Posted by Garth on 01/07/16 at 11:31 AM ET

  LOL  LOL  LOL  at you.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Uniquake, workin' on my manifesto on 01/07/16 at 11:35 AM ET

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Captain Contrarian!

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 01/07/16 at 06:17 PM ET

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