Pettersson wasn’t happy with how previous contract talks were going
Account 4 Hockey: Elliotte Friedman said on Sportsnet 650 radio a couple of days ago that you don’t change agents if you are happy with the way things are going.
Friedman doesn’t think the Canucks and Pettersson’s previous camp were far into contract negotiations. Pettersson obviously wasn’t happy with how things were going.
Shawn Simpson: Would expect that Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion is trying to make a trade.
Bjork could be the odd man out in Boston
Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now: Though current injuries to Jake DeBrusk and Ondrej Kase may delay the possibility, the Boston Bruins trading Anders Bjork at some point does make some sense. Getting David Pastrnak back in the lineup would need to happen first as well.
When their forward group is healthy, there just won’t be enough lineup spots for everyone.
Jimmy Murphy had previously mentioned that teams are keeping an eye on Bjork. The 24-year old still has potential but his offensive game hasn’t developed as they had hoped.
There had been a rumor this fall about a potential deal with the Edmonton Oilers involving Alex Chiasson.
Dubois’ agent has heard enough of Torts
TSN: Darren Dreger said that Pierre-Luc Dubois‘ agent Pat Brisson has heard enough from Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella, who continued this week to go on about Dubois. Brisson to TSN.
“From Day 1 of camp, John Tortorella wanted to expose Pierre-Luc Dubois. This included going on radio the second week, which made it more difficult for GM Jarmo Kekalainen to do his job. Now he continues to use different media platforms trying to justify his position. I have not heard Paul Maurice once say anything about a trade request from both Laine or Roslovic. This could have been operation submarine but, ah well, Torts wasn’t able to help himself.”