Ducks Rumors: John Gibson Connected to Metro Team

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson is one of the most popular goalie trade targets as we inch closer to the trade deadline. It is understandable, as the Ducks are one of the worst teams in the NHL, while Gibson has raised his trade value due to his strong play. Due to this, interest in his services is starting to increase, and the Carolina Hurricanes have entered the mix, according to The Fourth Period.

The Hurricanes need to improve their goaltending, as it has been the weakest part of their roster all season. Antti Raanta has had a nightmare season, while Frederick Andersen is out due to blood clots. With that, Pyotr Kochetkov has had his solid moments, but bringing in a true starter to support the youngster would be beneficial for a team with Stanley Cup aspirations like the Canes. 

Gibson has been linked to other teams during this season, with the New Jersey Devils and Edmonton Oilers being two of them. However, the Hurricanes are now a legitimate team to watch in these sweepstakes, and it makes sense, given their current situation.

The Ducks do not need to rush a Gibson trade, as he has multiple seasons left on his contract. However, with the club rebuilding, they would be very wise to explore his trade market before the deadline officially passes this March. The Hurricanes are in a position where they would likely give up a good amount to get him.

We will now need to wait and see if the Canes end up bringing in Gibson before the trade deadline passes, but there could be a great match here between the club and the player. 

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