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New Report Indicates Jacob Markstrom Could Be On The Move For A Huge Return

Published January 17, 2024 at 5:59 PM
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A new report has surfaced that further ignites the fire that is Jacob Markstrom trade rumors. The report has hinted that the return for Markstrom if he is traded, could be absolutely huge.

Young Goaltender Makes Markstrom Expendable



In recent weeks the Calgary Flames have been exploring options for goaltending beyond Jaco Markstrom. With Markstrom in his mid-thirties and the Flames on their way to a potential rebuild, a younger option is needed. In steps top prospect goalie Dustin Wolf.




If Wolf is considered the goalie of the future it is believed that the Flames are now willing to move on from Markstrom this season. One team that has been linked to Markstrom and in need of a goalie is the New Jersey Devils.

If the Devils are going to bring in Markstrom the price could be incredibly steep according to one report.

Markstrom Could Be On The Move For Huge Return



A new report from James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now has suggested that the Devils are interested in Markstrom. If they are going to get the deal done the Devils would need to give up a huge young piece to snag him.

James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now believes the New Jersey Devils have had interest in G Jacob Markstrom, but also believes the Calgary Flames could ask for a player like D Simon Nemec or F Dawson Mercer in return, which the Devils don't want to do just yet.

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If Simon Nemec or Dawson Mercer is the return needed to land Markstrom it might not be worth it. Unless the Devils think they are just a goalie away from a Stanley Cup even with the loss of a significant player like Nemec or Mercer it could happen. However, it is unlikely that this is where the team is at.

As the trade deadline approaches it will be interesting to see if the price from the Flames comes down. If not a team could be losing a top-tier prospect for the chance to bring him to town.


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