RUMOR: Detroit goaltender linked to two teams in talks

It's without a doubt that the Detroit Red Wings need a rebuild. Being at the basement of the league as we head into the deadline, it's clear that the Red Wings will be sellers to better their team. Don't be surprised if they ship out one of their goaltenders.

According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, he believes that Petr Mrazek could be in the market. LeBrun stated that 2 teams specifically have demonstrated some interest towards acquiring the goaltender. The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders were pointed as potential trade destinations for the 26-year old by LeBrun. 

Craig Custance, LeBrun's colleague, has stated that since Mrazek is a pending restricted free agent, it's very likely that his current team, or any other team that would acquire him for that matter, won't qualify him at his $4-million cost. Meaning that Mrazek may hit the open market as a UFA this offseason, which will make him an appealing rental for teams with goaltending problems that are likely contenders as a rental. 

 According to a interview Custance had with a GM, he believes that the trade market for goalies is overall very quiet since the goaltending position is a high-profile and demanding position. 

Should the Red Wings trade Petr Mrazek?


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