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Report: short-term deals on the table in Johansen contract talks with Jackets

Aug 7, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:

At last glance (Sunday), the two sides were “hectares” apart in their negotiations. Without knowing the financial part of the reported proposals on the table, it’s hard to say if there’s been any progress.

Johansen, a 22-year-old restricted free agent, is coming off his best season as a pro, in which he scored 33 goals with 30 assists in 82 games for the Blue Jackets.

In late June, Johansen told the Dispatch that the Jackets’ insistence on signing him to a bridge deal “seems like a slap in the face.”

And with no arbitration deadlines to meet, this negotiation could last all the way to training camp.

Obviously, both sides will be hoping it doesn’t go beyond that, a la P.K. Subban two seasons ago.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    And I’m waiting…and I’m waiting…and I’m waiting…Joey f***ing sign already

  2. wearethe5thline - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Joho we need you :(

  3. jacketsfan7 - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    I know):

  4. AppealToReason - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    I feel like the 2 sides are torn on money mainly with the way the market seems to have re-set itself in the last 6-8 months.

    I don’t know the numbers, but even at 2 years and 5 million that’s still cheap when you look at the way contracts have begun to change. I don’t think the super discounted bridge deal at 2.5 is really a reasonable option any more. Not when 2.5 is turning into 3rd/4th line tweener money

  5. rsmaggiemae - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I just get tired of this going back and forth about money and term
    Either the team wants him as he a valuable asset or not….
    cant go both ways…
    get this over with

  6. dutchman1350 - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    The deal will finalize a few days before training camp starts. Good marketing piece and splash going into season. 2 yr, $5M cap hit…show us what you got kid.

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