LATEST | Pettersson's agent Pat Brisson gives the timeline on his extension: Definitely a dispute over his value

Published August 23, 2023 at 8:20 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Elias Pettersson revealed earlier today that he'd be holding the trade talks to focus on the upcoming season. Still, everybody knows that it means he wanted to see the direction this team would be taking.

His agent, Pat Brisson, dropped a big piece of information on his client's decision, but also on the timeline of a possible extension with the Canucks. During an interview with Iain McIntyre, Brisson stated the following:

‘'The main focus will be for him to perform, and hopefully him and the team will be in a better place this year. It's more that than anything else. And to evaluate ... both sides can evaluate, (and) let's all sit down at the end of the year and explore where we're at.»




In no way does adding time to the timeline benefit the Canucks, and the only thing that could've led up to this, is a major disparity between the two parties' believed values. The Canucks are most likely trying to make a comparable out of Sebastian Aho's extension since he's also an extremely dominant two-way centerman in the league.

However, Aho is two years older and isn't nearly as productive or even remotely as dangerous offensively. By holding out, Pettersson is probably trying to prove to the Canucks' management that he can repeat last year's exploit and, by doing so, drive up the price like crazy.

Thinking about it, this does sound like a similar situation; the Canucks were in a very similar boat last year whilst negotiating an extension with Bo Horvat. Low-balled him, Horvat took the wager, went on a scoring spree, and the Canucks couldn't afford to keep him. Are the Canucks about to mess this one up?
POLL
August 23   |   791 answers
LATEST | Pettersson's agent Pat Brisson gives the timeline on his extension: Definitely a dispute over his value

Are the Canucks messing up like they did with Horvat?

Hopefully not38949.2 %
yes20025.3 %
Horvat needed to leave20225.5 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories