After months of negotiating through the media on either side, it seems that there's finally a light toward which we can all turn, hopefully, in the case of "Ryan Johansen Wants To Get Paid" v. "Yes But Is He Worth It?"
Even calling what's gone on for the last couple of months “negotiations” could best be described as overdone at this point, because neither side has budged very much from their asks of the other. The Blue Jackets still want two years at $3 million (or $3.5 million, depending upon whom you believe), and Johansen wants two years at $6-6.5 million (also depending upon whom you believe).
Only this week — with training camp looming — has the talk of a potential long-term deal cropped up once again, quite some time after both brushed the other's valuations off as being outlandish. One can't imagine there would have been much changed since then, at least in terms of the likelihood for acrimony if they actually want to venture down that darkened road again.
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