NHL Trade Rumors: 3 Goalies Who Could Still Be Dealt This Offseason

The NHL's goalie market has been on fire so far this offseason as there's been a ton of movement on both the trade market and via free agency. While most of the heavy lifting appears to be in the rear view, there's a few goaltenders who are still being linked to trade talks.

Here's three goalies who could still be dealt this offseason:

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks were in advanced talks with the Detroit Red Wings around a Gibson deal, however Steve Yzerman backed off the demands and chose to sign Cam Talbot and Jack Campbell instead. Many felt the relationship between Yzerman and Pat Verbeek was going to be enough to get Gibson a change of scenery. That wasn't the case and now the potential suitors have dwindled down immensely. Gibson has three seasons left on his deal at $6.4 million AAV and holds a 10-team no-trade clause. While there's a chance a deal materializes, at this point, it appears to be a long shot.

Filip Gustavsson, Minnesota Wild

Gustavsson on the other hand is still prime to be moved. The Wild don't have much for cap space and they can create some more by moving on from Gustavsson and his $3.5 million salary. The team has Jesper Wallstedt who is chomping at the bit for regular NHL minutes and with Marc-Andre Fleury coming back, there's some that feel Gustavsson is on his way out. Meanwhile, if Wallstedt doesn't adjust to the NHL level and then Fleury retires, the Wild could be in a tough spot heading into next season. Lots of decisions to be made in Minny.

Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets

GM Don Waddell may have sewered himself when he admitted that nobody is trading for Merzlikins' contract. He's owed $5.4 million for the next three seasons and holds a 10-team no-trade list. Merzlikins is coming off a 13-17-8 season, posting a 3.45 GAA and .897 SV.% He'll need to get back to the type of production we saw in his first couple of seasons where his save percentage was well over .900 before somebody takes a chance on the rest of his contract. Regardless of when the trade happens, look for the Blue Jackets to have to sweeten the pot to facilitate any trade.

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