Penguins Have Their Eyes Set On All-Star Goalie For Next Season

Published March 23, 2023 at 8:07 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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Like many professional hockey players, the future of John Gibson is uncertain. While the Anaheim Ducks may opt to keep the 29-year-old as they undergo a rebuild, they could also decide to trade him, with the Pittsburgh Penguins reportedly the favorites to acquire him at the end of the season.

Penguins Set Their Eyes On All-Star Goalie For Next Season



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If Gibson is traded, the Ducks are likely to receive a significant return for the Pittsburgh native, who has four seasons remaining on his contract with an average annual salary of $6.4 million. Additionally, Gibson has a modified no-trade clause, enabling him to submit a list of ten teams he would prefer not to be traded to.

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The Penguins are a strong candidate to acquire Gibson, as they require a reliable goaltender, with Tristan Jarry struggling this season and set to become an unrestricted free agent. Adding a top-tier goaltender such as Gibson could give Pittsburgh the stability they need to make a deep playoff run, with the experienced trio of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang potentially leading them to another Stanley Cup.

Although nothing is guaranteed in the NHL, acquiring Gibson could prove to be a crucial move for the Penguins as they aim for playoff success.

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