NHL Rumors: 3 Goalies Likely Getting Traded This Season

The NHL offseason is almost over and the 2022-23 season is right around the corner. This summer we saw tons of movement throughout the league in perhaps one of the wildest offseasons we've seen in recent memory. While there were some mega-trades completed recently, expect the movement to continue throughout the season. Let's examine three goaltenders who won't be finishing the season with the team they started it with:

Jake Allen, Montreal Canadiens

The trade chatter has followed Jake Allen for some time now and with him entering the final season of his contract with the Canadiens, talks are going to amplify. The Edmonton Oilers had interest before signing Jack Campbell and now the Vegas Golden Knights are a team to watch as they lost Robin Lehner for the season. With all the uncertainty surrounding Carey Price, it's like Allen doesn't get moved until the trade deadline. Last season the veteran netminder struggled, posting a 3.30 GAA and a .905 SV.%. Look for him to enjoy a bounce back season early on in 2022-23, as the Canadiens should be much improved.

James Reimer, San Jose Sharks

Perhaps no goaltender is more involved in trade rumors at the moment than James Reimer of the San Jose Sharks. The 34-year-old is still getting it done in California as he quietly enjoyed a great season on a mediocre team in 2021-22. Reimer posted a 2.90 GAA and a .911 SV.% in 48 appearances and enters this season as a pending unrestricted free agent. Considering the Sharks are in full rebuild mode after moving Brent Burns, expect to see Reimer switch teams this season. He holds no-trade protection against five teams.

Alex Nedeljkovic, Detroit Red Wings

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When Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman signed Ville Husso to a long-term contract, it turned heads around the league and basically signified the team wasn't sold on Alex Nedeljkovic as the goaltender of the future. The 27-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent who struggled last season after having a massive year with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Wings have improved heading into this season so his numbers could go up, however if Husso gets hot early, Nedeljkovic may find it hard pressed to find ice time. Either way, expect to see the Wings cash in on their asset this season.

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