Report: Insider says several teams interested in trade for star goaltender

Published December 7, 2023 at 4:31 PM
For the entirety of his career, star goaltender John Gibson has played for the non-competitive Anaheim Ducks. Every year the team once again proves to be out of playoff contention, trade rumours seem to pick up around Gibson, and they've started again this season.

Several cup contending teams are looking for help at the goaltending position, and now an NHL insider is reporting that teams have reached out to Anaheim about Gibson.

According to David Pagnotta of the Fourth Period, the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Pittsburgh Penguins are currently interested in trading for the goaltender. Gibson currently has three years left on an eight year contract that pays him $6.4M annually, and also possess a 10 team no trade list.

After struggling in the last few seasons, Gibson is making a case for a cup contender to trade for him with a resurgent year. In 18 games this season, Gibson has recorded a respectable 2.82 Goals Against Average and a .906 save percentage, all on the porous and lowly Ducks.

The Edmonton Oilers should absolutely be in on Gibson as well, even though they're not mentioned in Pagnotta's report. With their current goaltending issues, including Jack Campbell in the minors, the Oilers are yearning for the kind of stability Gibson could bring in net. Hopefully, he doesn't have Edmonton on his no-trade list, because he could fit right in with the Oilers and play competitive hockey for the first time in a while.
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Report: Insider says several teams interested in trade for star goaltender

Who should trade for Gibson?

New Jersey4912.1 %
Toronto7017.3 %
Pittsburgh4110.1 %
Edmonton24460.4 %
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