In case you missed it, Columbus based distillery High Bank put up a billboard offering pending unrestricted free agent Artemi Panarin free vodka FOR LIFE if he re-signs with the blue Jackets.
The publicity stunt went viral, forcing the Bread Man himself to make a pilgrimage himself and respond to their offer.
Check it out:
So… are you re-signing? Or you’re just going to keep us all in suspense?
In all seriousness, it looks like Panarin may already have one foot out the door, along with fellow pending UFA Sergei Bobrovsky. The two Russian superstars are set to get paid handsomely on the open market, with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and New York Islanders as the early odds on favorite to land Panarin in free agency.