Boston Bruins Could Give Up A Package For Vladislav Gavrikov – Fans Are flabbergasted by it
The Boston Bruins are showing interest in Columbus Blue Jackets‘ Vladislav Gavrikov – but fans think they are giving way too much and they might have a point.
The original six organization has the “framework” of a trade in place, which includes a first and third-round pick, reports David Pagnotta.
Vladislav Gavrikov Watch 2023 may be nearing the finish line. Per source, #CBJ & #NHLBruins have the framework of a trade in place (talk of a 1st/3rd in package), but Boston has to clear cap space. One player I'm told they're shopping is F Craig Smith. However… (1/2)
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 21, 2023
However, the Bruins still need to move some salary to complete the deal and have been shopping forward Craig Smith.
This deadline, the team will only have around $1 million in cap space, according to CapFriendly.
Gavrikov’s cap hit is $2.8 million.
Along with Smith, the Bruins could try to move Nick Foligno to give them enough space to acquire the defensemen.
But given his production, some question why the Bruins are willing to give so much.
This year, Gavrikov has registered 10 points in 52 games.
Hockey analytics data website Andy & Rono values Gavrikov as a third-pair defenseman – and nothing more than that on a cup contender.
Vladislav Gavrikov from the Columbus Blue Jackets will be a healthy scratch tonight due to trade-related reasons. In our eyes, Vladislav Gavrikov could be an upgrade for a third defensive pair for Stanley Cup contender team. He's not a TOP4 defenseman for team like that. pic.twitter.com/hbFSCGkGFI
— Andy & Rono (@ARHockeyStats) February 14, 2023
And some fans had some interesting reactions.
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