The goalie market be stronger than the Red Wings anticipated this summer. The Daily Faceoff reported that Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson has asked for a trade. Lisa Dillman of the Orange County Register said it is believed Gibson asked Anaheim general manager Pat Verbeek for the trade last month.
She also says asking for a trade doesn’t mean the Ducks will make it happen.
If the Ducks trade him, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs are possible destinations. He has a modified no-trade clause of 10 teams.
The Red Wings probably aren’t interested in giving up significant assets to land Gibson, but are interested in acquiring a veteran goalie to play with Ville Husso. But if he is dealt, it could have a trickle down effect of who might be available for Detroit. At the end of the season, GM Steve Yzerman said he expected the goalie market to be thin.
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Dan's Daily: Penguins UFA Watch, John Gibson Asks for Trade (Again) https://t.co/8aT41NpuOO
— Pittsburgh Hockey Now (@pghhockeyNOW) June 5, 2023
Red Wings Offseason
Since Mike and Marian Ilitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings in 1982, the team has won a combined 1,755 regular season and playoff games, ranking third in the NHL over that span. Boston and Washington are ahead of Detroit. Since 1995-96, the Red Wings have won an NHL-best 1,273 games, with 1,128 regular-season wins and 145 playoff victories.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Former NHLer Mike Commodore, who played briefly in Detroit, ripped the Columbus Blue Jackets for its decision to hire Mike Babcock. .
- Is Elmer Soderblom’s stock down with the Red Wings? Not necessarily. Let’s see where he is at in training camp.
- You have to see this sharp video of the 1953 Detroit Red Wings we discovered on Twitter.
Hockey Now Network
Boston: Jakub Lauko has earned a shot to be a regular for the Bruins next season. Boston Bruins.
Buffalo: Sabres 2022 first-rounder Noah Ostlund is going to return to Sweden for 2022-23 season. Buffalo Sabres.
Chicago: Nate Brown writes that Connor Bedard is already endearing himself to Blackhawks fans. Chicago Blackhawks.
Florida: A Tkachuk Trick: Matthew has a goal and two misconduct penalties in Panthers loss in Game 2. What’s up with that? Florida Panthers.
Los Angeles: The Kings shook up their broadcast teams for next season. Los Angeles Kings.
Montreal: Montreal prospect Jared Davidson could be the team’s next Harvey-Pinard. Montreal Canadiens.
San Jose: Several mock drafts have the Sharks taking Matvei Michkov with the No. 4 pick in the draft, but the Athletic projects them taking Will Smith or David Reinbacher if either of them available. It has been speculated that the Red Wings might be able to parlay some draft picks to move up into a place to land the dynamic Michkov. But those kind of trades don’t happen in the NHL with the frequency of the NFL. Not even close. San Jose Sharks.
Vegas: Golden Knight are feeling confident. Jonathan Marchessault says: ‘We know we have them.’ Vegas Golden Knights.