For much of his career, John Gibson was one of the most underrated goalkeepers on the Bettman Tour. Between the 2013-14 and 2018-19 seasons, Gibson scored 119-77-28 with an average of 2.42 goals and a percentage of saves of 0.921. During that interval, only Ben Bishop and Carey Price (.922) had a better save rate than the Ducks goalkeeper.
However, the past three years have been tougher for Gibson, who is 47-71-23 in conceding 3.07 goals per game (average) and a save rate of 0.904. He still has some good times, but we feel a little frustrated by the setbacks that pile up.
However, here we learn today that Gibson would be open to the idea of being traded this summer. She would have informed the Ducks, but there doesn’t seem to be one request of transaction therefore, as noted by his agent.
Hearing Ducks G John Gibson is willing to be treated and believes Anaheim has informed the club of this. #Fly together
—Nick Alberga (@thegoldenmuzzy) June 13, 2022
The 28-year-old goalkeeper therefore seems interested in pursuing his career elsewhere. His reputation could undoubtedly work in his favor, but needless to say, the tough last few years mean Gibson isn’t necessarily a safe bet.
Remember that his contract expires in 2026-27 and he will earn $ 6.4 million annually. It is also a factor that could play against him.
However, if it is actually available on the market, I believe a team will try. The Maple Leafs immediately come out on top, those who have had problems online for some years and who, with a little creativity, could find the place to integrate it into their paychecks.
Gibson can, however, name 10 teams he doesn’t want to be traded with. Is the American goalkeeper interested in going to play in Toronto? I have no idea.
The Oilers (who will have to be even more creative than the Maple Leafs) are also an option for the same reasons, but the Canadian fact could also work against them.
If the Golden Knights got rid of Robin Lehner, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them attempting to take Gibson.
In short, several teams could spot Gibson if the latter is really interested in the idea of leaving Anaheim. Another name to keep an eye on, then.
– It makes me truly think of the case of Jesperi Kotkaniemi in Montreal last year.
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