NHL Rumors: 3 Goalies Being Heavily Pursued Via Trade Market

The NHL's trade market is heating up in a big way and the goaltending market may be the most interesting to watch. From the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury to Jordan Binnington, some big names have been floating around about possible blockbuster moves. Let's take a look at three other netminders who have been involved in recent trade talks:

Joonas Korpisalo, Columbus Blue Jackets

The Edmonton Oilers called the Columbus Blue Jackets about Korpisalo and reportedly hung up the phone when the Blue Jackets asked for a second and third-round pick in the trade. While the Oilers won't be the only ones with interest, Columbus will need to lower the price tag if they want to move their asset before the trade deadline. He's a pending free agent who makes $2.8 million against the cap and so far this season in 19 games, Korpisalo has recorded a 6-9-0 record with a 3.95 goals against average. The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs have also likely kicked tires on the 27-year-old netminder.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks

This one won't go away as Fleury's name has been linked to the Washington Capitals for weeks and now the Toronto Maple Leafs are kicking tires with the Blackhawks. It's going to come down to the Flower's preference of either staying in the windy city to finish out the year or leaving his family behind and travelling to try and take another shot at winning the Stanley Cup. At this point it seems likely he stays with the Blackhawks, however given the Maple Leafs struggles in their crease of late, perhaps they overpay to make a splash.

Semyon Varlamov, New York Islanders

The Russian netminder has already said no to a trade to the Edmonton Oilers and it's expected the Capitals have a reunion in mind and may make a serious offer before March 21. The Islanders are ready to move on from their veteran goalie who has this season and next on his deal making $5 million against the cap. Washington will be heavily involved, the Oilers will likely move on and expect the Colorado Avalanche to inquire about the price tag.

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