CBJ forward and leading scorer from last year, Ryan Johansen, is in a fuckin showdown regarding his contract situation with upper management. Johansen had one good year in the final year of his entry level contract and now he thinks he’s sittin first class like Don Johnson. CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen had a few choice words for Johansen as training camp opens.
“Our success is going to come from being a team, not a bunch of individuals or stars, or whatever,” Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch “We’re not a star-studded team. To me it’s huge that you go through training camp together and get ready.”
John Davidson, the team’s director of hockey operations, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen separately said “enough is enough” after what they contended were offers of $6 million for two years, $32 million for six and $46 million over eight years were refused by the restricted free agent centre.
CBJ and Co., seem pretty content on moving forward into training camp without their leading scorer.
Also me and Doud drank with him at the Flying Puck.