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The Latest On Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress.

Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The Dispatch. It's a two-year contract, or a "bridge" deal -- the type Johansen called a "slap in the face" late last month.

The term of the contract -- the player demanded a long-term contract, the Blue Jackets insisted on a shorter deal -- was the major stumbling block in these negotiations dating back to April.

"Ryan wants to be a Blue Jacket and he wants to be in Columbus," said Overhardt, who declined to discuss the negotiations. "That has never been an issue in any of this. He loves it there.

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It’s Called Contract Negotiations Ryan Johansen

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Last weekend, Ryan Johansen told The Dispatch that the Blue Jackets’ offer of a bridge contract was a “slap in the face.” Let us think on this.

A bridge contract is a short-term deal designed to set up a lucrative, long-term deal down the road. Johansen is 21. He will be eligible for unrestricted free agency when he is 26. If he signs a two-year bridge contract, he can pump up his resume and use the specter of looming, unrestricted free agency as leverage in 2016.

A slap in the face is when someone opens his or her hand and uses said hand to swiftly smack the cheek of a surprised victim.

Ah, contract negotiations. They are a hoot.

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from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

Now that negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their leading scorer, Ryan Johansen, have dragged into July, the 21-year-old center is free to negotiate with all 30 NHL teams.

That sounds terribly risky for the Blue Jackets, and nothing worries fans or agitates general managers more than the thought of a budding star — a player they drafted and developed — signing an offer sheet with another team as a restricted free agent. Johansen had 33 goals and 30 assists last season.

But here’s the reality: Offer sheets are rare, and they are rarely successful at poaching another team’s player.

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Contract Talks Not Going Well For Ryan Johansen And The Columbus Blue Jackets

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

Ryan Johansen spent the past two days camping near his home in British Columbia, and the Blue Jackets spent the past two days adding a new wave of talent to the organization at the NHL draft.

But these are not peaceful, happy times for either party.

Contract negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their top offensive player are going nowhere, even after a meeting this weekend in Philadelphia between Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, and assistant general manager Bill Zito.

The road block to further negotiations appears to be the term.

“We’re not even close,” Johansen told The Dispatch. “They say ‘We want to sign you to a ‘bridge’ deal.’ We say ‘We don’t want to do a ‘bridge,’ and that’s the end of it.”

The Blue Jackets want to sign Johansen to a two- or three-year contract, which would expire when he still was a restricted free agent.

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Don’t Waste Your Time With An Offer Sheet For Ryan Johansen

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Along with Umberger's potential trade, Johansen's resigning could be the story of the summer for the Blue Jackets. He's an RFA, yes, but he's not going to sign his qualifying offer. Don't be silly. He's going to get paid, it's just a matter of time. And team. As of July 1, all 30 teams are free to negotiate with Johansen and his agent, Kurt Overhardt. Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said he does not see July 1 as a deadline, and he doesn't view the potential of an offer sheet as a risk. "If he signs an offer sheet, he signs an offer sheet," Kekalainen said. "Our ownership is strong, and as I said before, we would match any offer he could possibly sign. If somebody wants to waste their time and effort on that, that's fine for them. We'd just match it and keep the player."

more on UFAs and RFAs for the Blue Jackets...

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Ryan Johansen Must Be Signed By The Blue Jackets

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

... Kekalainen’s biggest task this summer will be dealing with the several players who need new contracts.

Johansen’s contact will be interesting to follow. At this time last year, he was a healthy scratch in an American Hockey League playoff game. But after two quiet NHL seasons, Johansen tied for 11th in the league with 33 goals, ahead of such stars as Ryan Getzlaf, Marian Hossa, Anze Kopitar, Claude Giroux and Jonathan Toews.

The Blue Jackets would prefer a three-year contract, one that would expire when Johansen can only become a restricted free agent. But there is risk in waiting too long to sign a deal this summer.

As a restricted free agent, Johansen could sign an offer sheet with any NHL team if he’s not signed by July 1. The Blue Jackets could match the offer and keep Johansen, but it’s an expensive and risky way of doing business.

And Johansen — much like Bobrovsky last summer — seems a ripe candidate for an offer sheet, given his age, skill and position.

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Ryan Johansen Reaching Star Status

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

After his two-goal game Tuesday against Detroit in a crucial wild-card battle, Johansen leapt into a tie with household names Patrick Kane and Martin St. Louis for 14th overall in NHL goals. But there are some striking differences between the 21-year-old Johansen and the elite few above him in the Rocket Richard Trophy race.

No player who has scored more than the Port Moody, B.C., native’s 29 goals is younger than him. Everyone ahead of the third-year centre averages at least 46 seconds more ice time per game and has been nationally televised in 2013-14 more than Johansen’s twice. And no one ahead of Johansen was such a non-factor last season.

Johansen is in the midst of his first double-digit-goal season after scoring just 14 goals and 19 assists total in his first 107 career contests as a freshman and sophomore. Which is a mathematical way of saying he’s in the throes of one hell of a breakout year — and has probably made one guy in your fantasy pool look very prescient.

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Video- Columbus Blue Jackets With A Huge, Late Win In Regulation

Ryan Johansen with the game winning goall after a turnover by Joe Pavelski.

 

 

 

from the CP at TSN,

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Rolling the dice on the Jackets

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After the 7-3 blowout start against Detroit the Columbus prospects ended the tournament with a 4-3 loss in overtime against St. Louis. For Columbus the star of this tournament came to be Ryan Johansen (3-3-6, 5+/-) who placed second overall coming close behind Phillip McRae (4-3-7, 3+/-) for St. Louis. The Jackets prospects placed fourth which is good enough for me. You don’t expect much after four straight losses last year. Hell, they even ended with more GA than GF this year. 16 GF and 14 GA compared to 8 GF and 23 GA last year.

Our prospects end up coming home to some good news about their team’s security.

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Jackets faring better in Traverse City than previous year

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With the last two games combined Columbus already bested their record from 2010. Last year they tallied 4 losses with 8 goals for and 23 goals against. After the last two days they currently stand at 10 goals for and 9 goals against. On Saturday they bested the Detroit with a 7-3 win but fell yesterday to Buffalo with a score of 6-3.
As of now 20 year old defenseman David Savard is leading the Jacket’s prospects with 5 points (1G, 4A).

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