3 Potential Trade Destinations for Ducks' John Gibson

Anaheim Ducks general manager Pat Verbeek has been discussing several trade scenarios these past few weeks. The likes of John Klingberg, Frank Vatrano, Dmitry Kulikov and Kevin Shattenkirk have all been garnering interest from other teams, and so too has goaltender John Gibson. Here's a few potential destinations for the Ducks goalie:

Pittsburgh Penguins

Word is the Penguins are contemplating some major tinkering to their roster. The team is in a battle for a Stanley Cup Playoff spot in the East and their goaltending duo cannot stay health. Gibson is from the area and has been linked to the team for a few seasons now. The Penguins have the cap space to take on Gibson's contract, which has four more seasons at $6.4 million. Tristan Jarry is a pending unrestricted free agent and would likely cost more to re-sign. Lots to ponder for Penguins GM Ron Hextall.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres think their year will be next year and look for GM Kevyn Adams to try and land some players with term on their deals before the March 3 trade deadline. Adams would love to shore up his goaltending and adding a proven veteran like Gibson could certainly do the trick

Los Angeles Kings

The price tag would be bigger, but at this point Kings GM Rob Blake is looking at all his options. The team wants to secure a long-term fit in net according to Pierre LeBrun of TSN and Gibson fits the bill. Whether or not the two rivals could work out a big trade like this is another question.

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