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MAJOR: Insider Kevin Weekes Drops A Major Hint On A Blockbuster Trade

Published January 12, 2024 at 1:26 PM
BY SAMER
     
Insider Kevin Weekes has just dropped a major hint on a potential blockbuster that is likely to go down in the near future.

Insider Kevin Weekes Hints At A Major Deal Involving Two Number 1 Goaltenders



There is multiple reports flying around that a major trade is likely to go down involving goaltender Elvis Mezlikins of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

#CBJ Elvis Merzlikins said he has not requested a trade, but that he and the Blue Jackets have agreed to find a «new scenario» for him.
«I love Columbus. I love these guys. I grew up here.»
Also: «I'm not a backup goaltender.»





Here is what Elvis had to say in front of the media today.


Despite expressing his love for Columbus and the team, Merzlikins has declared that he sees himself as a starting goaltender and is not content being a backup.


While he hasn't formally requested a trade, both sides are reportedly open to exploring potential options.


Merzlikins, drafted 76th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft by the Blue Jackets, has a 7-8-6 record this season, with a 3.25 goals against average and a .907 save percentage for the struggling team.


Interest For Jacob Markstrom Of The Calgary Flames Gaining Steam According To Insiders



Another surprising name that is gaining traction is Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames. Insider Kevin Weekes teased us with a very similar tweet to the one previously mentioned.


David Pagnotta reported yesterday that Markstrom could be available for the right price.

To date, [GM Craig] Conroy has not approached Markstrom or his agent Pat Morris about the possibility of waiving his NMC. I'm told that will only happen if the Flames receive an offer they deem acceptable. There is belief out there that Markstrom would consider a trade to a contender, but that has not been confirmed on my end,"


The goaltending market seems to be picking up quite drastically and for teams looking to improve in nets like the Oilers, Leafs, Hurricanes, Devils among many, it might be the right time to strike.

It will be interesting to see what happens going forward.

Stay tuned...
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