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The Latest On James Wisniewski

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

“I haven’t really at any time wanted to be traded,” Wisniewski said. “I’ve always wanted to be a Columbus Blue Jacket. I love it here. As of right now, I’m a Columbus Blue Jacket. I’m here to win hockey games.”

more and other Columbus notes...

via Aaron Portzline tweets,

Told James Wisniewski's list of 10 no-trade teams was put together in a way to make it more difficult for #CBJ to trade. In other words ...

... teams with no cap room and no need for offensive defensemen were approved, while teams with glaring need/cap room were on no-trade list.

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Chip4Pips's avatar

Sounds like almost a guarantee that Detroit is on his no trade list. Too funny.

Posted by Chip4Pips on 02/25/15 at 09:40 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Sounds like almost a guarantee that Detroit is on his no trade list. Too funny.

Posted by Chip4Pips on 02/25/15 at 09:40 AM ET

Thasts ok, the feeling is mutual

Posted by Hootinani on 02/25/15 at 09:43 AM ET

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Posted by Chip4Pips on 02/25/15 at 09:44 AM ET

nEgativezEro's avatar

For a guy who is a solid defenseman, and a guy who is outwardly and adamantly stating how much he loves playing for the city and team, that’s a guy you don’t want to trade. I know they could get a good return for him. I know this is a business and trading his cap hit can be beneficial. But when a guy seems that honest and adamant how much he wants to be a part of your team, you need to keep that type of player around.

You know guys like Kessel and Oilers players are, more or less, saying they “love playing there” for the medias benefit much more than their own. Kessel says he loves Toronto, but does he really? It doesn’t feel all that sincere. Wisniewski sounds very sincere in his desire to stay in C-bus.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 02/25/15 at 10:12 AM ET

Primis's avatar

He wants to stay in CBS because when his contract is up after a couple more seasons he sees the chance ot squeeze them hard again and get another fat one.  He figures CBS will have the space.

You see, his big contract as front-loaded, so he made $7m for a couple years, he’s making $5m now, and that last year he’ll actually only make $3m.  He wants to avoid that $3m to be used for his market value, and he wants to be able to say he was a “good soldier” playing for $3m that last season.

I have no doubt whatsoever that money is his primary concern.  If he goes to a contender or a team with less cap space than CBS probably always will have, he has less chance of getting the coin he wants.  Especially if Horton’s $5.3m cap hit never plays again.

Posted by Primis on 02/25/15 at 11:33 AM ET

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