Trade Alert: Columbus has a major trade in place and it's big news for Hughes and the Canadiens

Published February 19, 2023 at 12:33
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In the last few seconds, Columbus reporter Aaron Portzline just reported that the Blue Jackets have a major trade in place to trade their defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov.

Remember that they were asking for a 1st round pick, a 3rd round pick and another draft pick, in exchange for their solid defenseman.

We are waiting for the details, but there is a downside:

"Columbus reportedly has a trade in place for Vladislav Gavrikov, but that requires another deal to happen first, according to Aaron Portzline." - NHL News



A file to be followed very closely, and this would be excellent news for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens.

According to several informants, including Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, several teams that were targeting Gavrikov could now focus on Joel Edmundson of the CH (and possibly David Savard as well).

To be continued, this file is still in development!

Gavrikov was Kent Hughes' main obstacle for other teams looking for a reliable, defensively solid and tough defenseman. Trading him could open up a lot of files for the Habs.

Gavrikov, 27, is a 6-foot-3, 221-pound defenseman. He has 10 points in 52 games this season.

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Trade Alert: Columbus has a major trade in place and it's big news for Hughes and the Canadiens

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Savard10831.3 %
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