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RUMOR: Ducks And Devils Completing A League-Altering Trade Involving An All-Star Goaltender? Sources Reveal The Two Franchises Are Deep In Trade Talks

Published December 15, 2023 at 12:38
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
     
A new rumour has surfaced surrounding a potential blockbuster trade that would include this all-star goaltender being traded from Anaheim to the Devils.

Devils Reportedly Interested in Gibson from the Ducks for Potential Trade



The New Jersey Devils are in an interesting position this season, being just outside of being a true playoff contender while having the talent and skill to potentially get them there. They still need to make some major moves to shore up a competitive roster, and it appears they are looking to do so.

NHL insider Eklund of Hockey Buzz has revealed that there is significant interest from the Devils to acquire John Gibson from the Ducks. Eklund reports the following.


The Devils are entering into serious talks with the Ducks involving John Gibson who would really solidify the net..some feel the Devils are about to explode in the standings, and the only thing holding back the Devils from a payoff spot is stability in the netsThe costs will be quite high and the Devils may have to give up two serious prospects.and a first.

Could The Devils Make a Gibson Trade Work?



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The Devils need to make sure not to sell the farm on a risky bet that they are going to contend for a playoff spot this year, and according to Eklund, it sounds like they may have to. They would never want to trade away the likes of Luke Hughes or Simon Nemec, two faces they are betting will help the franchise get over the hump.

The Devils do have prospects they could move, though, along with a first-round pick in 2024. A potential trade might look like the following.

MOCK TRADE:
To NJD
John Gibson

To ANA
Alexander Holtz
Seamus Casey
2024 1st round pick

Holtz is a 7th overall pick who is finding his way in the NHL and has recorded 13 points in 27 games in the Devils' bottom six. He has a ton of upside, which may be a good sell for the Ducks.


Casey was the Devils' 2022 second-rounder and is playing top minutes for the Michigan Wolverines this season. He is a promising prospect who could make an NHL debut at the end of the collegiate season, however, the Devils likely don't have room for him.

It's not certain how likely a deal is for the immediate future, however, it seems like it is getting closer by the day.

As seen on House of Hockey - "RUMOR: Anaheim And New Jersey Nearing A Blockbuster Trade"
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RUMOR: Ducks And Devils Completing A League-Altering Trade Involving An All-Star Goaltender? Sources Reveal The Two Franchises Are Deep In Trade Talks

Who wins the mock trade?

Anaheim8923.3 %
Devils10226.7 %
Neither - Good Trade19049.7 %
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