NHL Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins & Blue Jackets Talking Trade

The Columbus Blue Jackets are ready to be big sellers at the trade deadline, as they have had a truly horrible season. Vladislav Gavrikov is their biggest rental candidate, and interest in his services is starting to skyrocket around the league. According to Frank Seravalli, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the latest team that has expressed interest in Gavrikov. 

Gavrikov is certainly a defenseman that the Penguins would benefit from adding, as he plays an extremely reliable defensive game and also chips in offensively occasionally in the process. Furthermore, he could be a nice addition to their second pairing and help solidify the left side of their defensive group. As a result, he is arguably the exact kind of player that they should be pursuing at the deadline.

The Penguins are going to have a lot of competition to successfully acquire Gavrikov, so we will have to wait and see if they end up being the lucky club to bring them in from here.

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