NHL Trade Rumors: 4 Goaltenders Linked To Los Angeles Kings

They have more immediate concerns at hand, like the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the Los Angeles Kings will eventually have to deal with their goaltending. Per Spencer Lazary of The Hockey News, anything short of a long playoff run, and the Kings will definitely be making netminding a prime focus of the offseason. 

With Phoenix Copley going down to injury after playing just eight games, and veteran Cam Talbot having some rough patches between the pipes, it was revealed back in March that the Kings thought they had a deal for reigning Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark, until the Boston Bruins' goalie apparently decided he didn't want to head West, and nixed the trade.

But Ullmark's name could resurface again, as one of several backstops that the Kings target this summer, per Lazary. Others include:

Jacob Markstrom

We all know that Markstrom's time in Calgary nearly came to an end by the deadline until a deal with the (New Jersey) Devils fell through. Markstrom has made it pretty clear he wants out, and LA could be a destination.

Jordan Binnington

There have been rumors that the St. Louis Blues could look to trade their veteran goalie while his stock is high. The 30-year-old bounced back from an off-year with a tremendous season in 2023-24. 

Tristan Jarry

At the other extreme, Jarry finished the year with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a horrific skid, and word is the Pens could look to move on from the soon-to-be 29-year-old.

John Gibson

There have been trade rumors surrounding Gibson since last summer, but the Ducks would be selling low after a second straight year with a save percentage under .900. He's certainly had some impressive seasons in the past, and the current Anaheim Ducks roster didn't do him any favors in the defensive zone, but he still has three seasons left on his contract with a hefty $6.4 million cap hit.

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