Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Foreshadow? Last week, Roberto Luongo relieved Gilles Lupien of his duties as his agent and switched to a powerhouse team of Pat Brisson and J.P. Barry. These two agents are the leading men behind the hockey division for one of the biggest agencies, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), on the planet. Don’t believe me? Just consider a few of Brisson’s clients – Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Evgeni Malkin, the Sedins, John Tavares, Claude Giroux – to name a few… and now you can add Luongo to that list. Now let’s consider the following, Lou has signed a contract that runs until the end of the known world (ok until 2022) for which Lupien negotiated and will collect payment for. As far as I’m aware, Barry and Brisson are giving free representation as part of a one-time only offer, even if your name is Roberto Luongo. So why the switch? Could this be writing on the wall that Luongo doesn’t intend to return to the Vancouver Canucks at all? Did he enlist the services of CAA to fo...
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