RUMOR: Multiple teams have made offers to Artemi Panarin

It has been reported from multiple sources via twitter that UFA Artemi Panarin, arguably the best free agent in the NHL come July 1st, has multiple offers on the table already.

Columbus Blue Jackets
Panarin's current team, the Blue Jackets, offered Panarin a MASSIVE contract. However, since it is after 12am EST on July 1st, the offer can NO LONGER be 8 years, but it could still be a massive 7 year deal. Here is what is being reported on the Panarin to CBJ front:
Blue Jackets make massive late night offer to Panarin. At least 8x12M, could be as high as 8x12.5M
Aaron Portzline, The Athletic

New York Islanders 
With Anders Lee more than likely moving on, (insert loyalty comment here), Panarin to the Isles seems like a real possibility. Arthur Staple of The Athletic says the following:
If he chooses the #Isles, it's expected to be a 7-year deal worth $12-12.5 million per. We'll see what the morning brings.
Similar to what CBJ is offering, however check out this quote by Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoie) of TVA Sports:
Hearing AAV could be $13M.
Crazy number, but that is the market for superstar talent, especially on July 1st.

Colorado Avalanche
The Avalanche, sitting with a hefty $38 million in cap space, have lots to offer to Panarin. The UFA could potentially send this young core deep into the playoffs for a long time.
Adrian [Dater] has COL offer at $11.67M AAV, less than what I heard at $12.5. Avalanche went big on shorter term.
Elliotte Friedman, Twitter, @FriedgeHNIC

Florida Panthers
Although no official numbers have been leaked, Florida has been the place Panarin has been most linked to. Florida offers the ability to play with a young core of Ekblad, Barkov, Huberdeau, Trocheck and co, along with the more than likely scenario of signing Panarin's good friend, Sergei Bobrovsky.
The Blue Jackets are still trying to convince Artemi Panarin to return to Columbus. Still hoping there’s a chance. Looks like a 3 team race. CBJ. NYI. Florida.
John Shannon, Twitter, @JSportsnet

New York Rangers
The New York Rangers offer a young rebuilding core, as well as a big East Coast city, apparently where Panarin wants to play.
Rangers and Islanders still appear to be the front-runners for Panarin, from what I'm told
Brian Hedger, Twitter, @BrianHedger

We will see where he lands tomorrow... get ready for an exciting July 1st! Also, Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian followers out there, myself included!

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