NHL Rumors: James Reimer Trade Rumors & Asking Price

Last season the San Jose Sharks acquired Kaapo Kahkonen from the Minnesota Wild as a return since young goaltender Adin Hill was injured. Hill is now healthy while Kahkonen and James Reimer remain signed for next season. None of the three goalies are waiver exempt and the Sharks will most definitely lose one if they can't cut the number from three to two by next season.

The most likely and obvious move for the rebuilding/re-tooling Sharks is to move the veteran Reimer. Sheng Peng of NBC reports that the asking price for Reimer is a second round pick according to a source. That is a reasonable asking price considering the solid season the veteran had for San Jose amidst a difficult season overall for the team. He posted a 19-17-10 record with a .911 save percentage, 2.90 goals against average, one shutout, and 5.9 goals saved above expected.

Reimer's name was floated around in trade rumors at last season's trade deadline, but now it's a must for the Sharks to move on from him. Of the two goaltenders that would remain, Hill and Kahkonen, they will have equal opportunity to prove themselves as a future number one. For the cheap price of $2.25 million for one final season, Reimer would be a great help to many teams as a 1b or backup goaltender.

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