Will John Gibson stop pucks for the Anaheim Ducks next season? He’s under contract for five more years at a $6.4-million cap hit, but reports recently surfaced that he wants a change of scenery. Days later, he publicly refuted those rumors. Bottom line: whether Gibson has requested a trade or not, Ducks GM Pat Verbeek will decide what happens. Gibson has a 10-team no-trade list but the rest of his fate is out of his hands.

This week’s question for the Roundtable: whose jersey will Gibson wear the next time he tends goal in an NHL game?

 

MATT LARKIN: I’ll say the Edmonton Oilers, assuming the allure of Connor McDavid keeps them off Gibson’s no-trade list. Ken Holland overpaid for Duncan Keith and signed Evander Kane in the middle of a season, so Holland has established that he’s clearly not afraid of taking risks. They say term is the killer when it comes to valuing contracts in trades –  but not to Holland. Have you seen the deals he handed out in his latter days with Detroit and early days as Edmonton GM?