Russian collusion. You can't overlook it, can you?
But for now it's just speculation, and worth keeping an eye on.
Several reports on Friday confirmed that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin parted ways with agent Dan Milstein and signed with Paul Theofanous, also known as Sergei Bobrovsky's agent.
The same morning, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet voiced what everyone was thinking:
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
There have been rumors floating about these two Blue Jackets stars wanting to high-tail it to Florida (for the Panthers, specifically) in free agency before, but now that Panarin is with Bobrovsky's agent, it may happen sooner than we think.
Does that move the Panthers to acquire one or both before the trade deadline in hopes of enticing them with an eight-year deal? This story continues to develop.
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