Flames Rumors: Proposed Trade Sends Jacob Markstrom To Red Wings

Recent reports have linked the Detroit Red Wings to Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom, with speculation swirling around a potential trade scenario proposed by Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic.

Markstrom, despite facing some challenges during his four-year stint with the Flames, has showcased elite abilities, making him an attractive target for Detroit as they seek to bolster their goaltending depth.

Duhatschek's mock trade suggests that the Red Wings could acquire Markstrom by offering Ville Husso along with a first-round pick, a move that would address Detroit's goaltending concerns and potentially provide stability between the pipes for a team eyeing a playoff push.

However, such a trade would not come without its challenges for the Red Wings. Markstrom's age and hefty $6 million cap hit present potential hurdles, requiring Detroit to carefully consider the long-term implications of such a move.

Over his four seasons with the Flames, the 34-year-old holds a .907 SV%, 2.63 GAA, 15 shutouts, and a 105-78-25 record across 213 games played.

Additionally, competition from other teams, including the New Jersey Devils, further complicates negotiations, potentially driving up the price for Markstrom's services.

Despite these obstacles, Markstrom's addition could signify a strategic step forward for the Red Wings in their quest to improve their roster and compete in the tough NHL landscape. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports