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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."

continued including an extension coming for John Tortorella...

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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.

continued plus more hockey topics...

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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.

Brooks continues...

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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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