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Rob Mixer

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Columbus (via Columbus)

Member since 03 March 2017

In a way, I grew up with the Blue Jackets. Their mere existence got me started playing hockey as a young Columbus kid, and I was fortunate to spend four years working for them. Please tweet me with your takes.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. It may never be beaten.
  • HOCKEY PLAYER: Marian Hossa
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew SC (please add the SC)

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Comment 30 Jul 2018

Fully aware of how the system works. It's mostly a reflection on how they got a good deal, despite his trajectory being higher than the players who signed similar long-term deals at RFA age of 22 or 23. For example, would you say the Blue Jackets got Seth Jones, at $5.4M AAV, on a better deal than...

Colton Parayko ($5.5M), Tyson Barrie ($5.5M), Matt Dumba ($6M), Nick Leddy ($5.5M). Is he the same player as Rasmus Ristolainen, who signed a similar deal ($5.4M AAV), hasn't been able to handle a top-four role and hasn't had more than nine goals in a season? Would you rather have 29-point Brady Skjei at $5.25M or Jones at $5.4M?

Sure, this is how it works with players coming off ELCs and no arb rights – but to think good deals just fall into a GM's lap is incorrect. A look around the league shows the Blue Jackets came away better than most, if not all, of their counterparts.