LATEST | Eliotte Friedman reveals new information regarding Elias Pettersson and his next deal: Some good news for the Canucks

Published September 7, 2023 at 8:45 PM

Elias Pettersson is now back in Vancouver, and he's just about to top every conversation about the Canucks. The superstar Swede still hasn't inked a new deal with the team, and as reported earlier, nothing suggests that he'll sign before the end of the 2023-2024 season.

Pettersson makes his case as one of the league's very best

Pettersson made sure everyone knew who he was this season when he showcased the full extent of his potential; he managed an impressive 102 points while collecting votes for the Selke as one of the league's top two-way players. In many centermen rankings, he's made a case for himself as one of the very best.

With his contract ending and Pettey refusing to commit before the end of the season, multiple reasons have come up to justify why. Elliotte Friedman was on Donnie and Dhali earlier this week and gave a positive update on the situation:

‘'Pettersson wants to make sure that he should re-sign in Vancouver. He does not think his contract is as big a deal as others.''

Auston Matthews recently signed the contract carrying the highest cap hit in NHL history, and there had been multiple reports that suggested that Pettersson was only waiting on this contract to be signed before laying his asking price on the table.

Pettersson: Not After the Biggest Contract

However, from what Friedman reported, Pettersson doesn't think that the contract is that big of a deal, and it's just a matter of seeing if he wants to commit to that group and to that management. The Insider even added that Pettey held no bad comments on either the city or the team itself:

‘'He did not say one bad thing about the Canucks or Vancouver, on or off the record''

His agent, J.P. Barry, was also on the show, and he corroborated Friedman's report. Pettersson wants to get a feel of how the tide is turning for the Canucks before he chooses to commit to either a short-term or a long-term deal:

This is setting up to be another career year for the centerman, who's just about to turn 25. Entering his prime years, do you believe there is more to uncover about the Swede's potential?
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LATEST | Eliotte Friedman reveals new information regarding Elias Pettersson and his next deal: Some good news for the Canucks

Is Pettey re-signing with the Canucks?

Yes, Long-Term57444.5 %
Yes, Short-Term (4 years max)53441.4 %
He's as good as gone.18214.1 %
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