Getty ImagesSergei Bobrovsky is the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy. His 2.00 GAA and .932 save percentage season nearly led the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for only the second time in team history. He may be the cover model for NHL 14.
Ah, yes: He’s a restricted free agent this summer. Translation: Sergei Bobrovsky is going to get paid.
The question is: Who’s paying him?
Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen said the two sides haven’t made any progress on a new contract. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets will extend a qualifying offer to Bobrovsky by the end of June to retain his rights. After that, he would be open to an offer sheet from another NHL team.
But there’s another suitor.
Some time in April, SKA St. Petersburg decided to go after Bobrovsky. I was told the money they are willing to offer is very good.Read More »from Sergei Bobrovsky targeted by KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg; will he stay with Blue Jackets?