* originally published in June 2018 With the NHL Playoffs now complete the focus turns to next season and trades will pick up again. Some trades are win-win, the Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen deal is a good example, but plenty of trades become a significant loss for one side (eg. Taylor Hall for Adam
In today’s rumor rundown, the Dallas Stars and Tyler Seguin are talking again and may be closer to working out a deal prior to the start of the season. In Columbus, things don’t look as promising as the team and star players Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky don’t seem to be on the same page.
In today’s rumor rundown the Columbus Blue Jackets have received offers for forward Artemi Panarin. Are they good enough to consider a deal? The situation in Montreal between Max Pacioretty and the team gets stranger by the day and the Flyers are looking to add another player before the season starts. Blue Jackets Receiving Offers for
The Florida Panthers’ salary cap situation gives them a window to win sooner than you might think. If you include GM Dale Tallon’s wildly successful (or maybe just wild) experiment of promoting Tom Rowe two years ago, we are entering his ninth season at the helm of this team. That leaves us considerably past the “Six-Year
In today’s rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you’d never know it by what they’re saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn’t worried about his contract extension in Toronto and Mark Stone’s signing for one year
Ever since it became known to the public that star winger Artemi Panarin was not willing to begin contract negotiations with Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, it seems like everyone and their mother have taken to Twitter with their mock trades involving the 27-year-old Russian. Simply put, imaginations are running wild with the
In today’s rumor rundown, the Flyers are realizing what it might take to keep Wayne Simmonds, some teams interested in Artemi Panarin might be presenting themselves and the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning might be looking to make more moves. Flyers Realizing the Status With Simmonds Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post noted that while the
We all know the Artemi Panarin situation is hanging over both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the rest of the NHL. It’s not often that a potential top-10 overall player becomes available for other teams. But here we are. We don’t know what’s going to happen to Panarin. He might start the season in Columbus.
In today’s rumor rundown the Maple Leafs are looking at options with defenseman Jake Gardiner, there are some teams that might be front-runners for Artemi Panarin’s services and the Ducks are confident they’ll be getting a former 20-goal scorer back this season. Leafs Discussing The Future of Jake Gardiner With potential salary cap issues looming,
In today’s rumor rundown the Anaheim Ducks and Brandon Montour have come to the consensus a long-term deal is out. As a result, the two sides are working on a bridge deal. There is some speculation an Eastern Conference team may have interest in Artemi Panarin and Chicago learns a little more about the status
In today’s rumor rundown, Artemi Panarin gives the Blue Jackets a deadline to talk business, the Islanders are working on a deal with Brock Nelson and the Anaheim Ducks are figuring things out with Brandon Montour. Panarin Gives Deadline In what seems like a bit of a strange development to this story, Artemi Panarin has given
In today’s rumor rundown, the Blue Jackets are no closer on a new contract with Artemi Panarin than they were before meeting the superstar winger on Monday. What does this mean in regard to a trade moving forward? Where do the Minnesota Wild sit with Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker and are the Oilers really
Goal-scoring from top-six forwards is an essential piece to an NHL team’s success, and it tends to separate premier clubs from the rest of the league as the season progresses. And with the Vegas Golden Knights losing right winger James Neal to the Calgary Flames in free agency, this leaves a hole in the depth
In today’s rumor rundown, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a bit of business to attend to, the Red Wings are trying to negotiate with Dylan Larkin who appears to be willing to work with the franchise and Nashville’s policy to not give out no-trade and no-move clauses could hurt them. Nashville’s No-Move Policy Causing Issues?
In today’s rumor rundown the Patrick Maroon deal that was supposed to be announced on Monday may not actually be done. Maroon’s camp might be waiting just a little longer before taking a discount to go home. Also, Artemi Panarin appears to be the next big name on the trade block and his agent seems
On June 19, Elliotte Friedman tweeted: “There is word today that Artemi Panarin has told CLB that he is not ready to consider an extension ‘at this time’” (UFA July 2019.) As a result, the Blue Jackets are testing the market for him.” There is word today that Artemi Panarin has told CLB that he
The Stanley Cup Final is about to start and free agency is still more than a month away, with the NHL’s annual offseason reshaping of rosters not quite ready to commence in full. Despite that, the numerous predictions about what’s in store for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19 have evoked a sense of certainty. The
Just over a month ago, the Washington Capitals found themselves in a similar predicament to the one the Tampa Bay Lightning were in heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Entering the first round of the playoffs as the top seed in the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals suffered back-to-back home losses to the
The Columbus Blue Jackets have never been in a better position in franchise history. Their wealth of talent and youth have them in a position to win a playoff series for the first time ever. They own a 1-0 series lead on the Washington Capitals heading into Sunday night’s game two. But the story of
For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are going to back-to-back postseasons. Thanks to getting to overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they punched their ticket to the big dance. The Penguins won the game 5-4 in overtime. The Blue Jackets were able to recover from winning just 15 regulation games in
The Columbus Blue Jackets are at the crossroads of their 2017-18 season. They enter Tuesday night’s game against the New York Islanders tied in the standings with the Islanders at 60 points. They are both one point from the playoffs as well as one point from last place. It’s not often that regular-season games in
The Columbus Blue Jackets power play was the talk of the National Hockey League early on in the 2016-17 regular season. Their success rate was sky-high and teams could not solve them. Special teams were key in the Blue Jackets’ 16-game win streak and kept them at or near the top of the Metropolitan Division
After the franchise’s best season a year ago, it wasn’t too far-fetched to predict that the Columbus Blue Jackets would be crowned Metropolitan Division champs this season, or be seen as the leaders in December. The Blue Jackets avenged an embarrassing 4-1 loss to New Jersey at home on Tuesday with a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over
After going one-quarter of the way through the 2017-18 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally found their top line. On paper, they are a band of misfits. On the left, there is charismatic Russian sniper Artemi Panarin, who at 26 years old has already built up quite the resume. In the middle, 19-year-old rookie
This season, The Hockey Writers will have a recurring “Three Takeaways” feature after every Columbus Blue Jackets matchup, meant to serve as postgame quick hits. 1) Contract Relief for Cam Atkinson The Blue Jackets officially extended forward Cam Atkinson’s contract Friday morning with a seven-year, $40.25 million deal. It was a huge relief for the
Although the Columbus Blue Jackets trailed most of the night Saturday in Minnesota, you could just tell they were never out of the game. They kept fighting. They kept pressuring. Even down two goals at two separate points in the game, the Blue Jackets stayed confident knowing they would get their chance to respond. When
Brandon Saad’s return to the Chicago Blackhawks has plenty of Hawks fans excited. With two early playoff exits in a row, the Hawks are missing a piece to their Stanley Cup puzzle. Saad, who was brought back by way of a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets for Artemi Panarin during the offseason, could be
The Columbus Blue Jackets played their first preseason game on Tuesday night, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks at home 5-2. Since then, they’ve lost 3-2 in overtime to the St. Louis Blues and lost 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. So, the record isn’t good for the Jackets so far but there are some positive takeaways.
After an exceptionally long offseason, there’s less than a month to go until the Chicago Blackhawks’ first game! That’s right, Oct. 5 marks the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Over the last eight years, fans have gotten used to seeing good things from the Hawks. They’ve won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), and made
The Columbus Blue Jackets and center Alexander Wennberg have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $29.4 million that will keep the 22-year-old with the team through the 2022-23 season, the Blue Jackets announced Friday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $4.9 million per season and will eat one year of Wennberg’s