Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on what he’s hearing with Vancouver Canucks pending UFA forward Andrei Kuzmenko.
** NHLRumors.com transcription
“He selected the Canucks over 26 other groups. He’s really delighted in Vancouver, however when it concerns the agreement, this is what I understand, Don. His representative, Dan Milstein, which you simply stated. He’s going to be client. He’s in no rush. The more points his customer acquire, the much better for him and his customer.
Now bear in mind, Milstein did a bridge offer for Artemi Panarin, 2 years, $6 million per season. Now a bridge offer might work for Kuzmenko and Vancouver, or an eight-year offer.
In 2 years Kuzmenko would be 29 years of ages. The caps going to increase in 2 years. He’ll have a much better number offensively to command a much better an offer.
Now, here’s where it gets dicey. Milstein’s worried about the reality, possibly you can assist me out Donnie, this is politics. I don’t understand excessive about this things. Milstein’s worried about the reality that immigrants can’t purchase homes for 2 years. I believe that simply begun.
The other thing that truly injures the Canucks, and I understand the ownership and the group is fighting this for several years. The immigrants tax on purchasing a home in Vancouver, I believe it’s at 20 percent, that truly injures the gamers. So it might be a consider settlements. We’ll watch on that.”
Don Taylor: “You understand, it appears to be a lot individuals, I understand you discuss this a lot, a no-brainer to play in Canada. Want to play in Canada.
But there’s the media pressure. There are, what you were discussing, the constraints for immigrants purchasing residential or commercial property now. A great deal of individuals favor that, let’s be sincere. That’s a various world. Hockey world, NHL world is various. You’re contending versus locations like Tennessee and Florida, Texas, where taxes are truly low. Property worths are truly low. Not as lots of constraints there. Keep that in mind.
Horvat, Pettersson, Schenn. Pardon me. Horvat, Kuzmenko, Schenn. Who would be more than likely to go, do you believe?”
Dhaliwal: “I think Horvat. I think Horvat and Kuzmenko are going to affect each other. I mean, how can you afford both.”