RUMOUR: Insider Reveals Juuse Saros Was Almost Traded to a Contender

BY AARON    MARCH 9, 2023  (5:40 PM)
It looks like a Western Conference team wanted to make a significant move before the deadline, and they appear to have tried getting the Nashville Predators' star goalie Juuse Saros.

Kings Attempted to Acquire Saros



Elliotte Friedman reported that the LA Kings reached out to the Nashville Predators to explore a possible trade that would involve their star goaltender Juuse Saros.

I do think Los Angeles made an exploratory call to Nashville about Juuse Saros. The Predators look rejuvenated post-deadline — some youthful energy helps — and, surprisingly, have a path to the playoffs. Big challenge, but playoff chases are what everyone wants.



While Juuse Saros wasn't considered a top contender for the Vezina award, he is highly ranked in GSAx, a reliable metric for measuring the value of goaltenders.

Instead of Saros, the LA Kings acquired Joonas Korpisalo from the Columbus Blue Jackets. It's easy to wonder how much of a wagon the Kings could have been with Saros in goal, especially as they have an aging core and are hoping to win one more Stanley Cup.

It remains to be seen whether Saros could have made the difference-maker for the Kings in the playoffs, but we'll find out soon.

Source: HockeyFeed
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