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Leon Draisaitl's agent gives Edmonton Oilers deadline to get a new deal done


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TJ Tucker
July 6, 2024  (7:58)
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Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers have been given a firm deadline to get Leon Draisaitl under contract by his agent, leaving the team with little time to get it done

It must be a bit of a whirlwind few months for Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers. After a horrible start to the 2023-24 season, Draisaitl and the Oilers went all the way to game 7 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final before being eliminated by the Florida Panthers. Now, with little room to breathe, comes the question over his new contract. A new article shows his agency playing some hardball.
In an interview with a German media outlet Eishockeynews.de, Jiri Poner of Spectrum Hockey--who negotiates Draisaitl's contracts together with Mike Liut from Octagon Hockey--said that while his client still has another season remaining on his current contract, he wants it done before training camp gets underway for 2024-25.
"But the ball is on Edmonton's side. There's no hurry yet, but either it happens quickly, i.e. by the end of August, or it doesn't work out at all. It also remains to be seen: Does Edmonton really want him or not? Leon holds all the cards."

While his quote gives Edmonton very little time to get Draisaitl's signature on a new contract, Poner added he's confident it will get done.
"Very confident that there will be an agreement with Edmonton in the end that both sides will be happy with."

The final season of Draisaitl's current deal carries a cap hit of $8.5 million. Poner told the interviewer that he remembered the "s--t storm [Former Oilers GM} Peter Chiarelli had to endure when he gave Leon the contract," but firmly believes it was a steal for Edmonton in the long run.
Source: Eishockeynews.de
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