Anaheim Ducks Rumors: 3 Teams Linked to John Gibson Trade

The Anaheim Ducks are expected to move goaltender John Gibson this offseason. Word is Gibson and general manager Pat Verbeek spoke and decided mutually a change of scenery is needed. The goalie movement across the NHL will be coming at the draft and into free agency, here's the latest on Gibson's trade destinations:

Pittsburgh Penguins See Gibson as Fallback for Tristan Jarry

Penguins president Kyle Dubas has tried numerous times to acquire Gibson with the Toronto Maple Leafs and wasn't successful. Could this change in Pittsburgh? Gibson's a home-town product and could look great in a Pens jersey. If Tristan Jarry decides to walk to free agency as he's looking for a six-or-seven year contract, the Penguins are expected to make a serious offer to the Ducks. 

Ottawa Senators Looking for Long-Term Starter

The Senators are looking to make a huge jump next season and got very serious last season with their acquisition of Jakob Chychrun. While they don't have many draft picks to offer, the Senators have a number of high-end prospects who could entice Verbeek and the Ducks. Ottawa has $17 million in cap space to work with at the moment and Gibson's owed $6.4 million for the next four seasons.

Buffalo Sabres Need a Mentor for Devon Levi

While the LA Kings would love Gibson if Joonas Korpisalo doesn't re-sign, the Ducks would fleece the Kings in any trade. Insert the Sabres who are looking for a number one starter to ease Devon Levi into the mix. Gibson fits the bill and could give the Sabres a huge boost to get into playoff contention next season. While his numbers have fallen these past couple of seasons, it had a lot to do with the Ducks direction. The Sabres are on the up and up and could be a perfect location for Gibson to hit reset on his career.

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