Connect with us


Trade Talks: Goaltenders that could be shopped this season (+)



NHL trade, Marc-Andre Fleury

The goaltender trade market tends to be underwhelming. While the occasional starting goaltender moves, the price is often quite reasonable. Those deals end up happening because a team is overflowing with NHL talent in the crease or there is an expiring deal to move. Suddenly, there might be trade talks to fill a need.

I have written already about forwards that could move and defencemen that could end up in trade talks, too.

Consider the trades that have occurred recently for NHL goalies:

Marc-Andre Fleury

Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago in the summer for Mikael Hakkarainen, a prospect only by the loosest of definitions. It was a cap dump by the Vegas Golden Knights because they could not reasonably head into this season with Fleury and Robin Lehner under contract. Otherwise, the Golden Knights would have had to make serious cuts elsewhere.

This content is for TOHN+ subscribers only. You can join us for only CAN$5.99 per month or CAN$53.99 for an entire year!

Join us! –OR– Log in

Welcome to your new home for Toronto Maple Leafs breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to TOHN+ for all of our members-only content from the entire Toronto Hockey Now crew plus an ad-free browsing experience.