Dan Milstein, Agent for Artemi Panarin, Shoots Down Rumors About Client's Motivation For a New Home

By 1OB Staff on June 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin
Aaron Doster – USA TODAY Sports

The longer this drags out, the more these things will happen.

Apparently, rumors hit the internet earlier this week surrounding Artemi Panarin and his motivation for not wanting to sign an extension with the Blue Jackets. 

First it was a report from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that outlined preferred destinations: New York, Los Angeles and Florida. Not those specific teams, per se, just those markets. That opens a list of possibilities. Milstein told Aaron Portzline that his client has no specific list, but as we covered yesterday, this could merely be a matter of semantics.

Then, there was talk that Panarin wanted a larger market so his girlfriend could resume her modeling career – which forced agent Dan Milstein to publicly comment via Twitter.

So, that settles that. 

This matter is far from resolved, and it could well drag into next season – which would not be ideal for the Blue Jackets, who need some stability and consistency of just getting into the playoffs. Such a distraction wouldn't help either party, should the team hang on to Panarin for the final season of his deal.

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