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Evening Line- John Tortorella On Artemi Panarin Being Ill

 

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Artemi Panarin Still Plans To Test Free Agency

from Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets website,

The Blue Jackets' quiet superstar had something to say Friday.

A native of Russia who isn't the most comfortable speaking to the media in his second language, Artemi Panarin has done very few interviews in English throughout the season. But with the trade deadline nearing -- and one day after he switched agents ahead of his impending summer of free agency -- the Blue Jackets' leading scorer talked about the decision that he faces this offseason.

And summer is when the dynamic 27-year-old winger, who is in line for the biggest contract of his career, will make his decision.

"I want to test free agency," he said after Friday's practice, one day before the Blue Jackets take on Vegas. "There is still a chance (I could re-sign with Columbus), but I want to see in the summer if I feel there are better options."

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The Asking Price For Artemi Panarin

from TSN,

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun said Thursday that the Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins "had a bit of sticker shock" when they heard the Columbus Blue Jackets asking price for Artemi Panarin.

Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic writes that, according to one executive, the Blue Jackets are seeking a first-round pick, a high-end prospect and a young player back for Panarin, who is a pending unrestricted free agent. From a Bruins perspective, Shinzawa thinks that would mean the team parting with either centre Ryan Donato or defenceman Urho Vaakanainen, forward Trent Frederic and the team's first-round pick to pry Panarin out of Columbus.

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Would Artemi Panarin Fit With The New York Rangers?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

...if the Jackets, coached by a John Tortorella who has always preached the importance of honest self-evaluation, believe they are more likely the team that had been listing at 7-7 since Christmas (with just three victories in regulation) entering Saturday’s game against the Blues and was clear of a playoff spot by only three points than the kind of team that can run with Tampa Bay, Toronto and Washington in the Eastern Conference, then Kekalainen should trade Panarin as a high-end rental property.

Send him to the Rangers for Kevin Hayes? I’d say the Jackets would be prone to engage in serious talks on the matter, but it would be a fool’s play for the Blueshirts. If they do indeed trade No. 13, and that’s the strong probability as Feb. 25 approaches, it would be for a stockpile of future assets (hopefully not too far in the future) and not for someone who likely will be available for nothing but money when the free-agent market opens....

Any contender seeking a prospective elite winger will check in on Panarin. But the Panthers, who entered the weekend with a worse record than the Rangers, might be the one non-contender with a vested interest in obtaining Panarin and using the remainder of the season as a courtship for a long-term relationship. Sunrise is not Manhattan, but South Beach is within close enough range for Panarin to live life happily as a Puddy Tat in a no-tax state.

And the Panthers have an inventory of assets (you certainly would hope so, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 16th time in the past 18 seasons), including wingers Grigori Denisenko and Owen Tippett, who might appeal to the Jackets if the front office believes it is time to reload rather than fortify.

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Evening Line- Michael Arace

To some, the idea of keeping Bread and Bob around for a playoff run — and then losing them for nothing — holds some appeal. Bah. It’d be better to salvage them, get what can be gotten at the deadline, open up some cap space and end this game of charades sooner rather than later.

The Jackets are, without question, a better team with Panarin on the roster. But he has been aimed for the exit with his head ducked for almost a year.

Stand up straight.

-Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch where you can read more on Artemi Panarin.

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Possible Destinations For Artemi Panarin

from Chris Nichols of Nichols On Hockey... Darren Dreger was on Leafs Lunch today...

As part of a longer discussion on the Columbus Blue Jackets and Panarin in the wake of the statement released by his agent Monday, Dreger shared a few tidbits related to the potential unrestricted free agent market for the star forward.

“I’m telling you this: For a mid-market team like Columbus, or any team - and I’m going to include Pittsburgh into this grouping, St. Louis, I mean these are teams with good rosters - for them to get in on Panarin, they’re going to have to overpay,” indicated Dreger. “They’re going to have to overpay, because I think geographically that matters to him.

“So I’m looking at the Islanders - I think Panarin would love to play with Mat Barzal. I’m looking at even the Philadelphia Flyers, depending on what happens. I didn’t know this, maybe you guys did and it slipped under my radar - apparently Philadelphia came real close to acquiring Panarin at the draft last year.

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So Now What Columbus?

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Decision Time Approaching For Artemi Panarin And Sergei Bobrovsky

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Jackets have a nine-day break beginning Sunday. Amid this mini-vacation, left wing Artemi Panarin is supposed to meet with his agent to talk about what’s next. That is good of them. Jackets fans have been dying to find out....

Of Panarin, Kekalainen said, “I don’t want to drag the situation out too close to the deadline. Hopefully, we’ll have an answer in the near future. ... We’ll figure out things on our end and hopefully sit down with him and do something.”...

Should Panarin, 27, go on the block, he might be the most-coveted rental out there next month. He is an elite offensive talent. What could he fetch in return?...

There are many puzzle pieces — ages of players, wants and needs of teams, salary-cap considerations, overall market dynamics, etc. — to fit together in a deadline deal. Yet, if the Jackets feel they had to move Panarin next month, they should exact a relatively decent price in salvage — beginning with a first-round draft pick and a well-regarded prospect.

“Sometimes,” Kekalainen said, “you’re better off renting the player to yourself.”

As for Bobrovsky, he isn’t going anywhere at the deadline unless he supplies a list of teams to which he’ll accept a trade — or waives the no-movement clause in his contract. All is quiet on those fronts, but that could change.

We now know something about the “incident” that compelled Jackets management to suspend Bobrovsky for a game: Bob left the bench, showered and was dressed — maybe, he even left the arena — after he was pulled against the Tampa Bay Lightning last week.

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Decision Time Coming For Artemi Panarin Who Has UFA Status On July 1st

from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,

On one hand, Panarin could remain without a contract come the deadline and the Blue Jackets could choose to keep him in the fold. He is, after all, their best chance at producing the offense necessary to make a deep playoff run and one-third of the team’s top line. With Panarin, Columbus can make noise. Without him, their Stanley Cup odds likely decline by a not-insignificant percentage. Keeping him, however, is a gamble. Doing so would be to risk losing him for nothing, save maybe a low-round pick if he’s traded following the post-season but ahead of July 1, and recouping not even a single asset for the team’s most talented offensive forward should he feel there are greener pastures and sign as a free agent elsewhere next summer.

The only way for the Blue Jackets to guarantee they avoid such a scenario with an unsigned Panarin, though, would be to either throw enough money at him that he’s persuaded to stay in Columbus or, as unfathomable as it seems, move him at or ahead of the trade deadline in order to net a worthwhile return. Contenders, especially top contenders looking for scoring, would undoubtedly relish the opportunity to land a player such as Panarin, paying a high price to do so. That could mean high picks, talented prospects and possibly even mid-range roster players come back Columbus’ way as a return. It would give the Blue Jackets tangible payment for Panarin instead of the more nebulous promise of spending room that can be exercised to add talent in his stead.

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Report- The Chicago Blackhawks Will Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from John Dietz of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

Two minutes after the Blackhawks traded Artemi Panarin to Columbus on June 23, 2017, this thought went through my head: He'll be back.

And now, it's looking like that may be the case as a source has told the Daily Herald that the Blackhawks will be going "all in" if Panarin becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer....

"Artemi is a proud member of the Columbus Blue Jackets," agent Dan Milstein said Saturday. "He's genuinely happy playing in Columbus. If and when he hits the free market, we would be looking at all options and he will be the one to make the decision."

Two sources have said that Panarin and Patrick Kane are in "regular" contact with each other. They grew extremely close during Panarin's two seasons in Chicago, and Kane was not happy when the trade went down.

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The Latest On Artemi Panarin’s Contract Situation

from TSN,

According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the two sides have left things at that since the season began, but Panarin will update his agent on the situation next month.

Panarin is one of two pending unrestricted free agents on the Blue Jackets, along with starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. During the off-season, both Russian stars expressed interest in playing out their current contracts this season.

"I wouldn't say much has changed with Bobrovsky, but here is what I would say with Artemi Panarin. His agent Dan Milstein is slated to meet with him in person next month during the holiday break to go over where they are with that contract situation," LeBrun reported Monday on Insider Trading. "They haven't talked business since early September. We know this off-season, Panarin said he's not ready to sign an extension with Columbus and probably was headed towards the market on July 1st. Now, has that changed? All I can tell you is this - everyone around him feels that he is a happy person. He's scoring, the team is in first place and that is the greatest asset that the Blue Jackets have right now is to keep showing him that this a good place to be.

"In the meantime, I asked Jarmo Kekäläinen on Monday, what if he's still unsigned at the trade deadline? He brought up the example of Jack Johnson, who last year was a pending UFA, the Blue Jackets examined the trade offers on the table and decided they would keep him for the playoffs. They can do the same thing with Panarin or obviously they can move him.

"The bottom line is I think they'll make him a contract offer right before the deadline to see if they can convince him to stay."

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Will Artemi Panarin And Sergei Bobrovsky Be Moved Sooner Than Later?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The best bet to get anything in return is to deal Panarin and Bobrovsky before the deadline, but do the Jackets really want to do that in the middle of a playoff race? Probably not, but if they want an example of how bad it can get if they don’t make a move, all they have to do is watch Tavares with the Leafs....

The reality is if the Jackets are going to move Panarin, 26, and Bobrovsky, 30, they may want to act quickly.

“If they want to get players back, they’d be better off to do it sooner rather than later,” the executive added.

Suddenly, the February deadline appears to be approaching quickly.

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The Boston Bruins Should Have Interest In Artemi Panarin

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

After plucking Taylor Hall, the reigning MVP, away from the Oilers in 2016, it’s a good bet Devils GM Ray Shero will be in the thick of the Panarin talks. Shero has the strongest roster of the three NYC-area clubs and he also is sitting on a $15.5 million pile of cap space, second only to the Dollar Store Hurricanes ($16.7 million).

Few clubs, if any, have the combination the Bruins can offer in the Panarin chase. Boston’s Russian population may be a little light, but it’s a first-class North American city, and the Bruins have abundant player equity to offer Kekalainen, be it in the form of young roster players and/or prospects.

Kekalainen’s target pool in a Boston swap no doubt would include the likes of Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo, and Jake DeBrusk — the three kids GM Don Sweeney would be the most reluctant to surrender — and any number of others, including Danton Heinen and Anders Bjork on the varsity, and AHL stock such as Trent Frederic and Urho Vaakanainen.

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Morning Line- Pierre LeBrun On Artemi Panarin

Well if that’s not bad enough because it shocked the organization in the summer, my understanding is that he doesn’t want to sign with anyone, period, during this season. In other words, if and when he gets traded, he will be traded as a rental which will greatly diminish the return for him, compared to if he would be gone in a trade like , who signed an extension with Vegas which gave the Montreal Canadiens a greater return. Sounds like instead it will be like  leaving Ottawa, which hurts your return if you’re Columbus. 

-Pierre LeBrun of TSN on the TSN Insiders.  More topics at TSN.

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Negotiations With High Profile UFAs In Columbus Going Nowhere

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Leading scorer Artemi Panarin and Vezina-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky are entering the final season of their contracts. There are no extensions in sight, for either of them, and thus training camp will begin with a pair of jumbo-sized question marks hanging over the franchise....

It’s just business.

Negotiations with Bread and Bob have been stalled for most of the summer. Either that changes, suddenly and surprisingly, or both players will become unrestricted free agents next summer.

And if that’s where this stuff is headed, it behooves the Jackets to salvage what they can by trading Bread and Bob rather than taking the risk of losing them for nothing. The New York Islanders lost All-Star center John Tavares for nothing two months ago. Nobody is saying, “Man, that was smart.”

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Columbus Blue Jackets Want To Extend Bobrovsky & Panarin, But…

from Tom Gulitti of NHL.com,

 Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky could be with the Columbus Blue Jackets for a long time or could be gone before the season starts, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said Friday.

Though a contract extension for the forward and goalie remain possible, Kekalainen wouldn't commit to either opening the season at the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 4.

"I can't," Kekalainen said. "In this business, there's always talks between the general managers whether you've got pending free agents or not. We talk regularly. Sometimes there's trades. So I'm not speculating on them. I'm just saying we talk all the time, so I wouldn't say about any player whether they're a pending free agent or not that they'll be on our team in October because anything can happen between now and Oct. 3."

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Artemi Panarin Would Look Good Wearing A Boston Bruins Sweater

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

The Blue Jackets realize that they’ve lost Artemi Panarin, their star left winger who still has a year left on his deal. They know that the 26-year-old wants to be in a big city with a large, vibrant Russian population, which means he’ll most likely end up back in Chicago, or maybe LA or somewhere in the Ranger-Islander-Devil metro-NY area.

Panarin will be an unrestricted free agent next July 1, after only four seasons in the NHL, and he has full control of the narrative and the pay rate — the latter likely to land around the $9.5M per season the Bolts recently handed fellow Russian Nikita Kucherov on an eight-year deal.

Boston can’t match any of those cities on the Russians-per-square-inch scale, but the Hub is a world-class city with a perennial playoff contender, and the Bruins could accommodate his salary. He would be the dream answer to landing David Krejci an elite winger on the second line, leaving the Bruins with arguably the two top left wingers in the game.

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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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The Latest On Artemi Panarin

from Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,

On Sunday, Panarin’s agent, Daniel Milstein, provided an update on his client’s position in a lengthy interview with The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline, confirming that the winger informed the Blue Jackets before the 2018 draft of his indecision regarding an extension with the club.

It appears the central issues for the former Chicago Blackhawk are the term of a potential deal and simply the franchise’s location, as Panarin hasn’t yet decided whether he wants to spend much of the next decade in Columbus, according to his agent.

“[Panarin] loves the team, he loves the coach. It’s not the team or the way they treat him,” Milstein explained to Portzline. “It’s about, does he want to spend the next eight years in Columbus? That’s the only thing at stake right now. If it was a two-year deal we probably would have done it.

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Artemi Panarin In Charge In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Jackets were aware that they could lose Panarin as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. They made him comfortable, witnessed his on-ice magic and prepared to lock him up long term this summer.

Panarin demurred. He does not want to talk extension, not “at this time.” Rumor has it he would rather play in a large market, preferably near a beach — optimally in a place where there are no state taxes. Los Angeles, New York, Florida (Tampa Bay?) and Dallas have been floated as possibilities.

Panarin is within his rights to handle his pending free agency as he wishes. We can’t know exactly what he wants, but we must acknowledge he has all the leverage. Watch your knees.

There is a school of thought that says: If Panarin doesn’t want to be a Blue Jacket, then trade him, salvage what you can and get some Blue Jackets — and the sooner the better. The thing is, this isn’t Jeff Carter we’re talking about. Panarin is the most dynamic player the Jackets have ever had. He is not poison.

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Video- Artemi Panarin Wins It In OT For Columbus

Columbus 4 Wasington 3 OT

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Just What The Blue Jackets Needed

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Blue Jackets gained 20 assists this weekend. That is no small thing. It is just what they were looking for, and they got it in the form of Artemi Panarin, who may be the most gifted forward to ever pull on a Union Blue jersey.

OK, there was Sergei Fedorov — but he was 35 when he washed up on the shores of the Scioto. And there was Rick Nash, and we can argue about that. It’s a good argument to have right now. Panarin is 25. He was acquired Friday in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. He is a left wing with elite-level creativity, vision, puck-handling skills and shooting ability.

The Jackets gave up Brandon Saad and prospect goaltender Anton Forsberg in the deal. They exchanged draft picks. They also acquired a bottom-six center in Tyler Motte....

“Look at our series against Pittsburgh,” Tortorella told The Dispatch. “I thought we outplayed Pittsburgh quite a few minutes in that series, but for us to score a goal it took seven or eight chances. Pittsburgh goes down the ice, they make something out of nothing and it’s in the back of our net. That’s what this guy (Panarin) can do. That’s where this changes us. It’s another level offensively for our team.”

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Depth bedeviled Hawks in first-round sweep

The New York Post's Larry Brooks argues that the Blackhawks' top-heavy salary structure is not the reason that the Hawks were swept by the Nashville Predators:

The stars have to produce, which neither [Patrick] Kane nor ]Jonathan] Toews could do in the series in which Dennis Rasmussen scored Chicago’s only even-strength goal in what became the first 8-1 first-round sweep in NHL history.

Kane scored 30 goals in 68 games in Chicago’s three Cup championship years. When the Blackhawks lost consecutive first-round series in 2011 and 2012, No. 88 scored one goal in 13 matches. Probably not a coincidence.

More than Kane’s production was missing against the Predators, that much is obvious. Supporting pieces were unable to supply the depth that had been a critical part of the team’s championship runs. The defense is a bit too thin. The cap system has inflicted pain the way it is intended on perennial contenders.

But as [GM Stan] Bowman and his staff review the club’s demise following an unexpected 109-point season good for third overall in the NHL, there is no great need to overthink it.

The team’s most dynamic and productive player scored one goal. The team’s biggest stars — including Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov — were rendered mute. That will do it to any team in the NHL the way it always has, even when there was no such thing as a salary cap.

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Chicago Blackhawks And Artemi Panarin Agree To A Contract Extension

from Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune,

The Blackhawks have answered one of the biggest questions about their future -- whether it will include prolific winger Artemi Panarin, who was due to be a restricted free agent after this season.

The answer appears to be yes.

The Hawks and Panarin have agreed to a contract extension, a source told the Tribune on Wednesday. Details of the contract were not immediately known but Panarin was seeking a deal of around $6 million per season in September, a source told the Tribune.

The deal was first reported by The Athletic.

The challenge now for the Hawks is how they will fit under the salary cap next season and who might have to be traded to accomodate Panarin's new deal.

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Your Calder Memorial Trophy Winner

via a release from the NHL,

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin has won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Panarin received votes on all 150 ballots and was the top choice on 88 for 1,258 voting points, ahead ofShayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers (955) and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers (858).

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‘The Bread Man’s’ bonuses will complicate the Hawks cap picture

From the Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson:

Rookie Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin racked up an impressive 77 points in his first kick at the National Hockey League this season, but the number people continue to look at is 24, as in birthdays.

It’s not the quiet Russian’s fault, but his birth certificate might be a gnawing concern come Calder Trophy voting time — he’s five years older than Connor McDavid. He also played 263 games over six years in the KHL, maybe the second best pro league in the world, while the Edmonton Oilers teenager sprang from the junior Erie Otters without missing a beat, save for the missed step when he lost his balance, plowed into the boards and broke his collarbone in early November.

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman, who will have McDavid on his Team North America Young Guns aggregation for the World Cup, waves the pompoms for the kid, of course, but he sees Panarin every day and loves him even if his $812,500 salary ballooned by $2.595 million because he achieved group A perks (60 points, 25 goals) for $850,000 and any one of his group B carrots for another $1.725 million (top 10 NHL forwards in points; he was eighth).

So next year, his cap hit will be $3.387 million, not $812,500, for a star-laden team in cap hell with 15 players signed for 2016-17 at $65.85 million.

“What a performance to do what Artemi did, as a first-year player … it’s always puzzled me why people look at that (bonus reached) as a bad thing,” said Bowman, keeper of the bulging purse in Chicago. “He came in and did something, if not unheard of, then certainly you haven’t seen a first-year player finish that high in points in a long while.”

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