The demands of Pettersson and Hughes are totally unreasonable

Published September 27, 2021 at 4:37 PM

At the time of writing this brief post, Brady Tkachuk, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes are still waiting to get a new deal. The players are skating in Michigan to maintain their condition for a positive conclusion.

All three are still in the mud... By the way, information about the two members of the Vancouver Canucks, Pettersson and Hughes, has been filed by a certain Maxim Guérin.

Guerin receives, from time to time, some information and he divulges them on Twitter. His latest one has the potential to make Canucks fanatics nervous, as we might not see the two youngsters for a long time because of their excessive demands.

According to Guerin's information, Pettersson's demands would be the following: a pact of eight years worth between 10 and 11 million dollars annually. Currently, Jim Benning would offer him $8 million. In the case of Hughes, his agents would like a pact of $9 million for eight years, while the Canucks would offer $7 million for three years.

Just like that, there's just under $14 million left under the Vancouver Canucks' cap, giving the GM very little room to maneuver. What will he do? Will he be able to pull a rabbit out of his hat? Vancouver is eager and wants to win, but without the two best players on the club, it will be more than difficult!

Let's not forget that Pettersson and Kirill Kaprizov, who signed a five-year, $9 million-a-year deal, are comparable... Good luck, Jim!
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