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The Latest On Artemi Panarin’s Contract Situation

from Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,

After initial reports of the Jackets testing the market for their star winger due to his unwillingness to negotiate an extension with the club, Panarin and Kekalainen met earlier this month to discuss the best course forward. Little was accomplished during that meeting, however, with the Russian’s agent, Daniel Milstein, characterizing the meeting as “a good conversation,” but with “no contract progress” made.

Now it appears Panarin and his representatives are making moves to nudge the situation towards a resolution. The winger has set a Sept. 13 deadline to discuss his current situation with the club, according to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline, after which all off-ice discussions will be tabled.

That particular date — the start of training camp — means the Blue Jackets front office has roughly two months to either convince the winger to negotiate an extension (which still appears unlikely) or facilitate a trade. If neither occurs, it appears Panarin would prefer to play out the 2018-19 season with negotiations set aside, leaving all discussions of an extension until next summer, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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If I’m AP, I’d be waiting until next summer and go to the highest bidder.  I’d have to imagine he’d get at least an extra $1.5 a year as a UFA, likely much more.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/19/18 at 02:14 PM ET

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People sort of forget that Panarin took a “hometown discount” to stay with the Blackhawks in Chicago where he was evidently happy on and off the ice. That was only a 2 year deal at 6 million.

Blackhawks took advantage by flipping him to Columbus who saw him as a cap value.

Again here he’s doing the right thing as far as I can see, giving them word of his preference so they know. If they keep him he will get straight back to hockey and not allow the distraction during the year.

Posted by mtta on 07/20/18 at 02:11 AM ET

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Blue Jackets fans are extra salty about this situation.  To them, Panarin seemingly wanting to test the FA market means he “HATES” the fans, their pets, their relatives, Columbus, and the entire state of OH.  Aaron Portzline’s Twitter is a fun follow during this saga.

Posted by Steve1306 on 07/20/18 at 08:33 AM ET

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Blue Jackets fans are extra salty about this situation.  To them, Panarin seemingly wanting to test the FA market means he “HATES” the fans, their pets, their relatives, Columbus, and the entire state of OH.  Aaron Portzline’s Twitter is a fun follow during this saga.

Posted by Steve1306 on 07/20/18 at 08:33 AM ET

That’s Ohio fans in every single sport.  It’s funny.  Then they wonder why nobody ever wants to come play for their teams.  Cleveland, Cincy, Columbus, they’re all pretty toxic anymore.  They’re like Pittsburgh fans minus the pedigree of any winning at all.

I guess that legitimizes Columbus though, that Jackets fans are acting like all other Ohio team fans.

Good on Panarin for setting a deadline though.  CBS may not like it, but it’s in both parties’ best interests.

Posted by Primis on 07/20/18 at 11:46 AM ET

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