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– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 17, 2023
I don’t know about you, but personally, I can’t wait for Kent Hughes to find a solution for his goaltending.
Since the start of the year, the team has been running with three goalies and it’s getting heavy. Heavy for the fans, heavy for the main players (even if they won’t say so publicly) and heavy for the players.
At least, since the signing of Samuel Montembeault, the Quebecer is playing more games and is clearly this team’s number one.
So the Habs’ three-man rotation could be in its last moments.
Even if Seattle’s season has fallen short of expectations, the club doesn’t seem to have written the season off, having acquired Tomas Tatar last night.
The tipster also mentioned that the Oilers remain a team to watch on the goaltending front, but they’re not as serious as they used to be. Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard are playing better. And in any case, Edmonton has always wanted to find an in-house solution. I think it’s done.
As for Los Angeles, number-two goaltender Pheonix Copley didn’t travel with the team to Seattle on Saturday and could miss a few games. The Kings could therefore add themselves to the goaltender race. They would like to find a reserve for Cam Talbot.
Of the goalies on the market, there’s obviously one in Montreal, be it Jake Allen or Cayden Primeau, and one in Columbus. Spencer Martin could be of interest to a number of clubs.
– Antti Raanta could remain on the roster beyond the 27th if he goes unclaimed
– A few goalies who could be available in the market: John Gibson, Spencer Martin, Jake Allen, James Reimer, Kappo Kahkonen, Karel Vejmelka
– The Canes Stats Brand (@CanesStats) December 17, 2023
Don’t forget: in three days, there will be an NHL transaction freeze until December 28. We don’t want guys getting traded over the holidays, though.