Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky Sharing An Agent Could Lead To A Package Deal In A Trade

By Chris Pennington on February 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm
Artemi Panarin is on pace to have the best season of his career, while Sergei Bobrovsky is having one of his worst for the Blue Jackets.

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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 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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