LATEST | Bombshell statement regarding Elias Pettersson's extension: Not worth as much as Auston Matthews for one reason

Published November 15, 2023 at 8:38 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Elias Pettersson has generated his fair share of headlines ever since the season started, by his performances, his dominance, but also his refusal to even sign an extension.

THINGS ABOUT TO TAKE A TURN?

There's been multiple reports suggesting that an extension was getting closer, his agents have even came forward and stated that talks were slowly progressing, but at what price?

While some have been led to believe that Pettey could asking the McDavid ($12.5M AAV) or even Matthews ($13.5M) money, some analysts came forward and pointed out why Pettey wasn't up to that stage yet.


The panelists on Sportsnet650 believe that since Pettey isn't or has yet to score 50 goals, he can't command the league or one of the league's highest AAV.

🗣 "I'll tell you why he's not worth the same as Matthews... Goals. Pettersson just doesn't have that 50-goal season to get up to that neighbourhood."


TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN SOITE OF EVERYTHING

Regardless, it seems everything is trending in the right direction for the Canucks and Pettersson. The fact that the team had a really hot start sure helps the conversation, but with Pettersson's recent success the current belief suggests that he could be signing a long-term deal anywhere in the range of the high 11's to the low 12's as the reports from Rick Dahliwal have suggested.

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One thing is certain, looking at how Pettersson is handling himself, how he's leading the Canucks. I'd much rather start my team with a $12M Pettersson the a $13.5M Matthews, wouldn't you?

CREDIT: CanucksAccess / IG
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LATEST | Bombshell statement regarding Elias Pettersson's extension: Not worth as much as Auston Matthews for one reason

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