Elias Pettersson Fires His Agent

Elias Pettersson has fired his agent and will now be represented by J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA. This local group has negotiated many big deals for both former and current Canucks players. CAA now has a monopoly on the Canucks' high end talent. 

CAA also represents Quinn Hughes, Tyler Myers, and Loui Eriksson, among others. There are advantages of Hughes and Pettersson having the same agent, but why Pettersson made the big decision remains unclear. Hughes and Pettersson are both set to become RFA's at the end of this season, and it may be easier to negotiate with a cooperative strategy in order to sign them both and remain cap compliant. Additionally, Myers is currently on a 5 year, $30 million contract and Eriksson may be the most overpaid player in the NHL as he's still on a 6 year, $36 million deal. 
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