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NHL Rumors: Vladislav Gavrikov, and what teams could be interested

Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast – Goodbye, Gabby on the Columbus Blue Jackets pending UFA defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Marek: “Vladislav Gavrikov and his $2.8 million contract is a straightforward add for any crew that wants a defenseman. I believe Columbus’ desire is to maintain Gavrikov. Like I believe they’ve in all probability gone to him to see if there’s any means that they might supply him one thing that may enable him to remain. Don’t assume that’s going to occur.

There’s various groups, and we take into consideration Edmonton definitely, proper out of the gate. But as we talked about on Saturday, it appears like Columbus might be on the lookout for one thing alongside the strains of a David Savard deal if they will get it. That’s a primary and a 3rd.

And we could take a look at that and say, wow that’s quite a bit, however we stated that’s quite a bit for David Savard. We stated that’s quite a bit about Ben Chairot. But these are simply the costs you pay come commerce deadline time for defensemen.”

Friedman: “Yes, those are. I think it’s kind of wise for Columbus here to let teams talk to him to see if they can sign him. Someone was saying to me the defense market this offseason, at least from unrestricted free agency, it’s not very deep.”

Marek: “Matt Dumba.”

Friedman: “There’s Dumba. There’s (Damon) Severson. The participant we’re speaking about, Gavrikov. But it’s not deep so it is smart for Columbus to permit groups to do that.

I had some Leafs followers sending me notes saying, are you positive we’re in on Gavrikov. Like I believe sooner or later this 12 months Toronto has known as about like each potential defenseman. We’ve talked about Ottawa has known as about each potential defenseman. We all know that.

Edmonton has known as round about each potential defenseman. We sort of all know that. Although that’s slowed down trigger they’re going properly.

I believe the Leafs have known as round on nearly each defenseman. I don’t essentially assume meaning they know what they’re going to do or who it’s going to be, however they’ve made their calls. And I nonetheless assume they’re going to do a ahead too. I believe they’re going to attempt to do each.

But Gavrikov’s an excellent participant and I believe it’s a sensible transfer by Columbus to say, alright, if it improves our inventory or our return, positive, we’ll let folks discuss to him.”

Marek: “You know which different defensemen can be found this offseason?

Friedman: “Which ones?”

Marek: “All of Washington’s, well except for John Carlson. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if Erik Gustafsson, I don’t know how quickly, but I would imagine Washington would want to re-up with Gustafsson.”

** NHLRumors.com transcription

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