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James Wisniewski Wants To Stay In Columbus Despite Trade Talk

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski, a healthy scratch on Sunday vs. the New York Rangers, expects to be back in the lineup tonight against the Buffalo Sabres in Nationwide Arena.

But he might not be wearing the Blue Jackets sweater much longer, if the club gets its wish.

Wisniewski has a modified no-trade clause in his contract, by which he can list the 10 teams to which he would NOT approve a trade. The Blue Jackets requested that list from Wisniewski last Monday, Feb. 17.

That leaves 19 teams to which Wisniewski can be traded, and two sources told The Dispatch last night that the Blue Jackets are shopping Wisniewski.

"I want to be here," Wisniewski told The Dispatch this morning. "They know I want to be here."

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Kenny, go get him. That’s the darkhorse guy I brought up as a perfect fit. I don’t care if he said Detroit doesn’t pay market value….

Posted by VitoLambruski on 02/24/15 at 12:58 PM ET

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The true darkhouse is Chara. 

C’mon Boston.  You’re missing the playoffs anyway.  Who else would take that guy and his huge contract off your hands?

Posted by captaineclectic on 02/24/15 at 01:22 PM ET

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Chara’s skating is really going downhill. He could help this year and next, but I suspect he’s going to be a shell of himself within a couple years.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 02/24/15 at 01:46 PM ET

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He makes us better for the remainder of the Datsyuk window, more or less.  That’s a good thing.

Posted by captaineclectic on 02/24/15 at 02:18 PM ET

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So who/what do you give up for Chara?  KH has already said he’s not giving up any top prospects or our 1st round pick for anyone. 

Posted by Temo from La Capital, Míchígán on 02/24/15 at 02:22 PM ET

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I’m not Ken Holland and I’m not interested in bargaining over the internet.  I just think it’s a worthy inquiry.  Chara is 37, slowing, and expensive.  He is not worth a first rounder or top prospect.

Posted by captaineclectic on 02/24/15 at 02:24 PM ET

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Went to school with this guy and he was a jerk. Never want to see him in a Wings jersey.

Posted by Soupsnake from Canton, Mi on 02/24/15 at 02:37 PM ET

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Went to school with this guy and he was a jerk. Never want to see him in a Wings jersey.
   
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    from Canton, Mi on 02/24/15 at 01:37 PM ET

His reputation precedes him. I’d pass on this cancer all day, every day.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/24/15 at 04:32 PM ET

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