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When John Gibson signed his present eight-year, $51.2 million contract in August 2018, the Anaheim Geese have been coming off their fifth straight 100-plus level season and completed second within the Pacific Division after successful 5 straight division titles.
5 years later, the Geese’ glory years are nicely behind them. Gibson, who’s now 30 and midway via his contract, has spent most of this prime with a staff that has missed the postseason 5 straight instances. His stats have suffered consequently.
Gibson completed this season with solely 14 wins in 53 video games, a 3.99 objectives towards common and a career-worst .899 save share. Nevertheless, The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported in March that some groups nonetheless see him as a difference-maker. LeBrun felt that Gibson could be open to a commerce to a playoff contender this summer season.
NHL.com’s Dan Rosen prompt the enhancing Buffalo Sabres and the veteran-laden Pittsburgh Penguins as potential commerce locations for Gibson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman proposed that the rising Ottawa Senators is likely to be an excellent match, too.
Gibson would have some say over his future due to his 10-team no-trade clause. His $6.4 million annual cap hit is also a sticking level. Nonetheless, the time could have come for him and the Geese to half methods whereas he nonetheless has some good years left. In any other case, he dangers being previous his prime when the Geese lastly full their rebuild.