Insider Names 5 Buyers & 5 Sellers In Goalie Market

The goalie market in the NHL is starting to heat up with some teams in real need for help in net and other teams with assets to move. Nothing may happen very soon, but there will be moves. Elliotte Friedman named five teams that are buyers for a goalie and five teams that will be sellers.

The buyers consist of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, and Los Angeles Kings. The sellers are the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, and Chicago Blackhawks.

The goalies from the sellers likely on the move include Jake Allen or Cayden Primeau, John Gibson, Elvis Merzlikins or Spencer Martin, Mackenzie Blackwood or Kaapo Kahkonen, and Petr Mrazek. Most of these goaltenders are on the final year of their deals or have one year remaining, perfect for the buyers who expect to be in the playoffs and either need goalie depth or immediate help in their lineup because of injuries or struggles.

It remains to be seen if all five of the buyers will hook up with all five of the sellers, but for now, it seems logical. There are the more attractive goalies to target for the buyers that include Blackwood and Mrazek (retained salary), but not every team is looking for the exact same target or has the same amount of money available. Time will tell, but it is something fun to follow.

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