Something is brewing, that's for sure.
Kevin Weekes of the NHL Network reported on Friday morning via Twitter that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin "has made a change in his agent representation":
According to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline, this firing happened earlier this week.
Minutes later after Weekes' tweet, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that Panarin has joined goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in being a client of Paul Theofanous.
There is word today Artemis Panarin has joined teammate Sergei Bobrovskys agent, Paul Theofanous. This is going to lead to plenty of speculation they could be a package deal in free agency. We will see how it plays out.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 8, 2019
After all of the noise and news that has gone on this year with Bobrovsky and Panarin, it's not the biggest surprise that the two now share the same agent.
With Bobrovsky's relatively public attitude that he will be leaving Columbus this summer as an unrestricted free agent, this isn't necessarily *good* news. But we shall see what's to come.
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