In the latest NHL trade rumors chatter, could the Anaheim Ducks look to trade goalie John Gibson? A Gibson trade was floating around in the offseason with the Edmonton Oilers being rumored to have serious interest.
James O’Brien of NBC Sports states with GM Bob Murray stepping down, maybe the Ducks can finally truly embrace a rebuild.
O’Brien went on to say, the Ducks should consider this in their rebuild: whether Gibson is elite or not, he’s most likely to serve the team best in a well-timed, sell-high trade.
There is no word on which team might now be interested in a Gibson trade. The Colorado Avalanche could make a move closer to the NHL trade deadline. The Penguins have shown interest in the past and the team that would make the most sense but lacks salary cap space is the Edmonton Oilers.
Gibson has an annual salary-cap hit of $6.4 million through 2026-27 and Gibson does have a 10-team no-trade list.
Seriously? They’re second in their division and you advocate trade and a full rebuild? Do you even look at the standings?