Insider Provides Massive Contract Update For The Leading Scorer In The NHL

Published November 17, 2023 at 7:56 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are drawing closer each day to Elias Pettersson being a free agent. Today we got an update from an NHL insider on the negotiation process.

Insider Provides Massive Contract Update On NHL's Leading Scorer

Today NHL insider Darren Dreger was able to provide some insight on the Elias Pettersson situation. Pettersson remains unsigned for next season but Dreger says there's no reason to panic.

Darren Dreger said there's less of a sense of urgency between the Vancouver Canucks and Elias Pettersson compared to what's going on in Toronto with Nylander.

Pettersson is set to be a restricted free agent which leads to less finality to him being a free agent. This is why he is less of a risk to keep unsigned than a player like William Nylander who can just walk.

Along with Dreger's update, we also got some thoughts from Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin as well.

Canucks General Manager Provides Massive Contract Update

Patrik Allvin also gave insight along with Darren Dreger and the comments give off the same vibe as Dreger.

Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said this week that there's been good communication with the Pettersson camp. However, they haven't yet reached the stage where they're swapping numbers regarding dollars and terms. Dreger thinks there's a chance this could get done during the season but we'll have to wait and see.

While the sides aren't talking numbers that could come quickly. Lines of communication being open are important either way. If this bleeds into the offseason then that is where things could get sketchy for the Canucks.

As the months go along more chatter will surround Elias Pettersson. For now, all is calm and quiet on the Vancouver front as negotiations continue.
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Insider Provides Massive Contract Update For The Leading Scorer In The NHL

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