LATEST | Bad news on the Gavrikov to Vancouver front

Published April 30, 2023 at 12:48
BY FELIP GOSSELIN
     
The LA Kings acquired one of the hottest trade commodities from the Columbus Blue Jackets when they won the Vladislav Gavriko/Joonas Korpisalo derby. Now that their season came to an end, Gavrikov is set to hit free agency on July 1st as his contract expires.

The obvious connection between the lefthanded defenseman and the Canucks is fairly obvious, the two parties have been linked in the past, especially since Gavrikov is represented by Dan Milstein who's clearly developed affinities with the team's GM Patrik Allvin.

Seen to be a potential fit to play by Filip Hronek's side, comments that came regarding Gavrikov's contractual situation in the Kings' year-end interviews indicate bad news for the Canucks' hopes of signing the defenceman.

Drew Doughty revealed that he was trying hard to convince the big Russian d-man to re-sign in LA, but stated that the taxes came in the way of that:


''It comes down to taxes.''


California holds the highest Marginal State individual taxes rate at 13.3%, whereas BC's taxes (provincial alone) are up to 20.50%. Clearly, this isn't good news for the Canucks, if the taxes situation bothers him this much, there is only one way to get it done and it's by overpaying him. Obviously, Allvin isn't really in a position where he can afford to do so.
SHOULD THE CANUCKS GO AFTER GAVRIKOV KNOWING THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY OVER HIS TRUE VALUE TO ACQUIRE HIM?
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