With rumors swirling about our star left wing leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets at the end of this season, one local business is doing everything it can to keep him on our side of the ice.
High Bank Distillery has made an offer to 27-year-old Russian superstar Artemi Panarin: stick with Columbus and enjoy free High Bank for life.
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Have you heard?! High Bank Distillery is offering @artemiypanarin High Bank for life if he stays with the Columbus Blue Jackets! 🙌🏼🏒 We hope you’ll help us in our crusade to do our part to keep Artemi Panarin in Columbus! Tag @artemiypanarin and all your CBJ loving friends below!!! Be sure to use the hashtag: #StayThirstyPanarin
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You see, at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, Panarin will become an unrestricted free agent.
Though that does mean he could expand his contract with CBJ, he hasn’t necessarily expressed interest, which is bad news for us.
Panarin has a team-leading 45 points in 40 games so far this season. So, yeah, we want him on our side of the ice.
Will a lifetime of free food and booze tip the scales enough to keep Panarin in Cbus?
At least his agent, Dan Milstein, seems interested!
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) January 8, 2019