Despite the offseason being officially underway in the National Hockey League, Columbus fans have remained on the edge of their collective seats wondering what's going to happen with top-notch players set to become unrestricted free agents.
My sense is that Florida has no interest in paying a 2nd RD pick as part of a sign-and-trade on either UFA. Too high a price. On the flip side, CBJ isn't just going to give away the rights for a low pick either so... tick tock, we'll see where this goes as July 1 approaches.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 13, 2019
Getting pieces in return for Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin if they do in fact depart is a logical move, but it's easier said than done.
The Blue Jackets made their deepest playoff run in franchise history, but could face the harsh reality of letting Bobrovsky and Panarin leave for nothing.
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