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The closer the Bruins get to acquiring Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov, the less interested we get.
That’s mainly because the asking price has consistently been reported as at least a first-round pick and a third-round pick. Gavrikov, 27, has the skill set of at best a second-pairing defensive-minded defenseman – in a vacuum. But apparently, the Bruins have bigger plans for him – and like him more than some may think.