Ducks Rumors: Metropolitan Division Team Starting To Show Interest In John Gibson

The NHL is abuzz with the drama surrounding Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson.

Reports suggest that while the 29-year-old has not officially requested a trade, there is speculation that he desires to join a team with a better chance of contending for the Stanley Cup.

Gibson's recent appearance on the "Cam and Strick Podcast" fueled further conjecture about his future, as he mentioned having conversations with Ducks GM Pat Verbeek but remained tight-lipped about the details.

Amidst the uncertainty, the New Jersey Devils have emerged as a potential suitor for Gibson, with sources indicating their interest. With a strong team already in place and a desire to solidify their goaltending situation, the Devils could provide an ideal environment for Gibson to excel.

The Devils, known for their exceptional defense and consistently high rankings in shot and scoring-chance suppression, are positioning themselves to become even stronger this season.

While their goaltending situation is not dire, they are exploring options to ensure stability in the crease. Gibson, despite recent challenges, is a highly talented netminder who could thrive in the Devils' well-structured defensive system and benefit from their offensive firepower.

The team's reported interest in Gibson aligns with their ambition to contend for the Stanley Cup and bolster their chances of making a deep playoff run.

However, obstacles exist in any potential deal. Gibson's contract, including his $6.4 million average annual value and a 10-team no-trade clause, adds complexity to trade discussions.

Additionally, Ducks GM Pat Verbeek is likely to set a high asking price for the prized goaltender. As the drama surrounding Gibson unfolds, the hockey world eagerly awaits to see if the Devils can strike a deal and if Gibson can regain his form in a new environment.

A successful acquisition could position the Devils as strong contenders and increase their prospects for a successful season. Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports