Canucks, Pettersson resume negotiations after trade talks with Hurricanes

Elliotte Friedman and the Hockey Central panel discuss extension talks between the Vancouver Canucks and Elias Pettersson heating up and why the Canucks might want to avoid a situation similar to Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames.

According to multiple sources, the Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes had discussions about Elias Pettersson that advanced to a stage where both the Canucks and the player needed to make serious decisions about where their relationship was headed.

The Canucks ultimately decided in favour of another attempt at extending Pettersson, and he, facing the possibility Vancouver could move him, allowed agents Pat Brisson and JP Barry to resume negotiations. Previously, the talented forward indicated he preferred to wait until after the season.

No extension is complete at this time, but there certainly is momentum in that direction, as Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli reported Wednesday. Should it be completed, it will allow the Canucks a very clear picture of their future cap situation heading into next week’s trade deadline.

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