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NHL Rumors: On the Elias Pettersson contract extension speak

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on the 32 Ideas: The Podcast – All Eyes are Sweden episode on the Elias Pettersson contract extension speak.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Marek: “What’s occurring with Elias Pettersson and the much-talked-about contract extension?

As a result of after your boat journey, Elliot, issues type of bought goofy.

Friedman: “I don’t suppose it was ever, ‘I’m not gonna keep right here.’ I feel it was, ‘I need to make certain we’re good.’

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And now what are we seeing? Are they on a little bit of a PTO Bender as we name it, taking pictures share plus save share? Yeah, however you journey that wave. To me, they only look good. Like persistently. They’re their finest gamers are their finest gamers.

And the opposite factor that Rick Tocchet does very well and I feel that is actually essential, however the different factor that Rick Tocchet does very well, is he emboldens his position gamers. Take a look at Di Giuseppe, take a look at Dakota Joseph. Take a look at a few of his depth defensemen. You already know Mark Freedman and the Ian Cole pair for instance. He emboldens these guys. He makes them really feel essential. And he offers them roles on the staff that makes them really feel essential.

However the backside line is, they’re successful as a result of their finest gamers have been persistently nice. And Pettersen is clearly an enormous piece of that. Look, we all know they’re speaking. I feel they’ve actually tried to maintain it underneath wraps, however Patrick Allvin determined to say ‘sure, sure, we’re speaking’ after which the floodgates began open. So I feel that is clearly in a really optimistic path.

The query, I feel there’s simply a number of locations that this might go proper now. And one of many locations I feel it will probably go is time period. One of many issues to listen to and I speak about this so much on this podcast, Jeff is, that the most effective determinant of future conduct is previous conduct. And Pettersson is repped by CAA.

Earlier this 12 months CAA did an extension with Owen Energy in Buffalo and the Sabres needed eight years. And the explanation it bought performed was as a result of they have been keen to go all the way down to seven. And the distinction there was it meant that Energy would signal his subsequent contract at age 29 as an alternative of 30. And in an analytics-driven world, which hockey is changing into extra of, that’s a giant deal. 29 versus 30 is a giant deal.

For argument’s sake right here, and I’m simply holding this in thoughts as a result of it occurred as soon as, and like I stated, they give it some thought there, they give it some thought right here. Pettersson, if he indicators a three-year deal, will subsequent be eligible for an extension the summer season earlier than he turns 29. So I’m not saying it’s going to be a three-year deal. However I feel it’s attainable, attainable that Pettersen goes for that space of time period as an alternative of eight for 2 causes.

One, is company will inform him you may get one other deal whenever you’re 29 years outdated. And secondly, Pettersson to me is the type of man, and I say this in a great way, who would see Matthews doing a four-year deal and ask, why is he doing that and what’s the profit?

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Marek: “Sure.”

Friedman: “And think about it as a result of I feel he’s a fairly intuitive man. So like, like, so I feel there’s time right here. I don’t suppose anybody’s in a rush. I feel this deal goes to get performed in some unspecified time in the future. However one query goes to be the cap, and the opposite query goes to be the time period.



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