NHL Rumors: 3 Players Who Need a Change of Scenery

The NHL Trade Deadline is 3pm est on Friday and there's already been a flurry of activity. Let's hope the GM's save some fun for Friday as the wild and wacky trade season continues. Here's a few players who could use to be dealt as they need a change of scenery:

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks and John Gibson have both agreed a change of scenery could do wonders for the netminder. Turning 30 years old this year, Gibson has spent a decade in Anaheim and is looking for a fresh start. He's signed long term through the 2026-27 season, making $6.4 million against the cap. This season through 41 games Gibson has posted a .902 save %. On a good team, look for the veteran tender to get his game back on track. So far the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs have been linked.

Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks

Considering the way Brock Boeser has been treated by the organization this season, you can't blame him for wanting a change of scenery. He's a capable top-six winger who can put up goals in a hurry. There's a market for Boeser at the moment with the Minnesota Wild, Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins all having interest. His $6.6 million cap hit runs through the 2024-25 season.

Filip Zadina, Detroit Red Wings

We've already seen Steve Yzerman make one big trade and another could be on the way as Filip Zadina needs a new team. He's struggled offensively this season and hasn't been able to get on a consistent run. His $1.82 million cap hit runs through the 2024-25 season and at 23 years old, still holds a ton of potential. Zadina was a sixth overall draft pick and recorded 24 points in 74 games last season. The likes of the Arizona Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks or Chicago Blackhawks may have interest.

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