Rumor: Columbus contacts Tampa Bay with offer for RFA Brayden Point

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to work on a new contract with RFA centre, Brayden Point and recently Point's agent made it clear, the two sides were not even close to an agreement. The news surprised some, including teams around the league, and one decided to jump into the discussions, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

CBJ's GM, Jarmo Kekalainen isn't shy from bold moves that shock the league, and according to sources, he's trying to hit another home run with acquiring Brayden Point. The team's trade offer is believed to be centered around centre Pierre Luc-Dubois and LHD Ryan Murray.

Dubois is still on his entry level deal, paying him $894,166, while Murray is into a bridge deal, as he's making $4,600,000.

The deal would give Tampa some salary cap flexibility and provide the team with depth, in Point's absence, while Columbus has been trying to acquire a superstar all offseason to build their team around.

Will Point get moved before the season starts? Let us know your thoughts.

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