The goalie market is going to be an interesting one to watch ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline over the next couple of weeks. Chicago Blackhawks goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is the obvious top player that could be available, but there is no guarantee he will move (or if even wants to move) ahead of the deadline. There is also the fact that there are not a ton of teams even in the market for a goalie upgrade. At least as far as starters are concerned.

After you get by Fleury, Alexander Georgiev, Semyon Varlamov, Joonas Korpisalo, and maybe Braden Holtby could be potential trade targets around the league.

 

What the return might look like

There is not a major blockbuster trade to be had here. Goalies in general tend to not bring major returns, and that is especially true at this time of year when you are talking about potential rentals.

Just for some perspective here: Back in 2020 Robin Lehner went to Vegas for a second-round pick, Malcolm Subban, and a low-level prospect.

In 2019 Petr Mrazek went to Philadelphia from Detroit for a third-and fourth-round pick when he was still a pending restricted free agent.

Back in 2017 Ben Bishop went from Tampa Bay to Los Angeles for some conditional late round picks, Peter Budaj, and Erik Cernak.