Brendan Batchelor: Vancouver Canucks striker Elias Pettersson during contract renewal talks and when changing agents: “I always thought about it. I just made a change. “
Account 4 hockey: Elliotte Friedman said on Sportsnet 650 radio a few days ago that if you are satisfied with the way things are going, you don’t switch agents.
Friedman doesn’t believe Canucks and Pettersson’s previous camp were well into contract negotiations. Pettersson was obviously not happy with how things had gone.
Looking for senators?
Shawn Simpson: Would expect Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion to try to make a deal.
Bjork could be the strange man in Boston
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: While current injuries to Jake DeBrusk and Ondrej Kase may delay the possibility, it makes sense that the Boston Bruins trade with Anders Bjork at some point. Getting David Pastrnak back on the line-up would also have to be done first.
When their group of strikers is healthy, there just aren’t enough pitches for everyone.
Jimmy Murphy had previously mentioned that teams are keeping an eye on Bjork. The 24-year-old still has potential but his attacking game hasn’t turned out as they’d hoped.
That fall, there was a rumor of a possible deal with the Edmonton Oilers involving Alex Chiasson.
Dubois’ agent has heard enough of Torts
TSN: Darren Dreger said Pierre-Luc Dubois’ agent Pat Brisson had heard enough from Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella, who continued talking about Dubois this week. Brisson to TSN.
“From day one of the camp, John wanted to expose Tortorella Pierre-Luc Dubois. This included being on the radio for the second week, which made it difficult for GM Jarmo Kekalainen to get his job done. Now he continues to use various media platforms to justify his position. I have never heard Paul Maurice say anything about a trade request from Laine or Roslovic. It could have been a sub, but Torts couldn’t help himself. “