It's Too Early To Worry About Zach Werenski's Lack of a Contract With the Blue Jackets

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qbert381's picture

I was reading somewhere (forget where) that while Werenski is an RFA - his main "negotiating" power with CBJ is that we have had an exodus of UFA's. The last thing the Jackets need is an offer sheet and an RFA leaving. I dunno, take it for what its worth. I don't see Jarmo letting this guy go. 

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

If Jarmo and the front office don’t get Zach signed - and let him go via an offer sheet - this offseason will go from disaster to unmitigated disaster!!!

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CBJMatt's picture

There is a roughly 0.000000000000000000000001% chance that ever happens.

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PhillyBuckeye27's picture

Never say never - this is our CBJ we’re talking about. 

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OWSH45's picture

The Jackets have the cap space to match any offer sheet Zack signs. No worries.

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Q's picture

Don't panic, Zach isn't going anywhere. In the unlikely event of an offer sheet Jarmo will just match it and the summer long waiting game will come to a close, much like the Carolina - Aho saga. 

Q

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qbert381's picture

I would add on to this that offer sheets have a stigma of being "underhanded." And GM's in general don't like to loose on them when they are put out there (see Montreal) and since the Jackets have quite a bit of cap space, that would probably happen to anyone who put an offer sheet out there. 

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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