NHL Rumors: 3 Goalies Being Discussed in 2023 Trade Talks

The NHL trade market is heating up as the trade deadline is less than two months away. There's been a number of rumors floating around as GM's from around the league try to figure out who is buying and who is selling. While there's been a ton of focus on the likes of the Ryan O'Reilly, Bo Horvat and Patrick Kane's of the world, let's showcase a few goaltenders who are likely being discussed at the moment and could move before the March 3 trade deadline:

James Reimer

The San Jose Sharks are heading for full tank mode as they try to land top prospect Connor Bedard. Reimer is a veteran who is making a reasonable cap hit of $2.25 million and he's talented enough to help provide depth to a number of playoff bound teams. His numbers this season are down, however the Sharks have been awful at times. Reimer holds a five-team no-trade list, however if he's heading to a playoff bound team the deal will go through. Teams to keep an eye on include the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.

Cal Petersen

Speaking of the Kings, they've been trying to move Petersen for weeks and haven't advanced any trade talks. LA waived Petersen and he's now appeared in eight games at the AHL level, putting up respectable numbers with a .917 SV.%. Petersen is signed through the 2024-25 season at $5 million and holds no-trade protection against 10 teams.

Jack Campbell

There's been some rumblings out of  Edmonton that the Oilers would consider moving Campbell if the situation and deal was 'right by the player'. 'Soup' like Petersen is also making $5 million against the cap and holds a 10-team no-trade protection. He's signed through the 2026-27 season and so far in his first season in Edmonton, has done nothing but struggle. Campbell's numbers are way down, currently sitting with a 3.80 GAA and a .877 SV.%. It's been a disappointing start to the season for 'Soup' and perhaps a change could do him good. 

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