A top target for a deadline trade declines to play for any Canadian team
BY MARCO JANUARY 6, 2023 (11:26)
It is far more appealing to play for an American team due to the harsh winter conditions and the fact that 90% of their revenue would be subject to the highest tax bracket in Canada.
This might be one of the key causes, and it doesn't seem like it will change anytime soon, of why it has been almost 30 years since a Canadian club has won the Stanley Cup.
Jake McCabe, a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks, made a trade request this month after growing weary of the city's winning mentality. However, a recent surprise revealed that a deal for McCabe would be trickier than first thought.
In order to meet their defensive need, Edmonton will have to go elsewhere, perhaps to Joel Edmundson or Vladislav Gavrikov. It also implies that Chicago might receive a lower payout.
Source: Blade of Steel