NHL Rumors: Ducks Time To Trade Goaltender Is Now

John Gibson has proven more often than not that his talent is being wasted on the Anaheim Ducks who are near the bottom of the league once again. The team hasn't made the playoffs since 2017-18 and his numbers have taken a massive hit because of the rebuild. Some thought that the Ducks would start to make positive strides this season, but that hasn't been the case overall as they are 12-24-4 and ranked 30th in the league.

Gibson put up amazing numbers for the Ducks when they were competitive. In his first five seasons in the league, he put up save percentages of .914, .920, .924, .926, and .917 with 17 shutouts and a goals save above average (GSAA) of 58.4. In the 3.5 seasons since, those numbers have been significantly worse. since the Ducks have started to sink to the bottom of the NHL.

Since the start of the 2019-20 season, Gibson has a .903 SV% and 3.18 GAA with a record of 54-87-26. His GSAA is also -23.2 during that span. The Ducks don't appear to be turning a corner within the next couple of seasons and Gibson's prime is being wasted away.

Eric Stephens also believes it is time for the Ducks to trade Gibson, as he has four years remaining on his contract after this season at $6.4 million AAV. He has an above average quality start percentage in a season like this with the Ducks and is worth that money at age 29 for a team in need of goaltending.

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