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REPORT: Blockbuster Trade Set To Be Completed Within The Week According To Insider

Published February 18, 2024 at 11:19

In the past week or so, sources suggest that a high-caliber goaltender will be traded soon. This goalie, who has been the subject of trade rumors for months, appears to be nearing a move as recent developments come together.

Jacob Markstrom Says His Goodbyes To Fans

During a recent Calgary Flames home game, goaltender Jacob Markstrom caught the attention of fans and media alike with an unusual gesture. Markstrom spent several minutes at the end of warmups giving away pucks to fans on both sides of the rink which is not in his usual routine.

Fun moment—#flames goalie Jacob Markstrom spent the last 3 ish minutes of warmups giving pucks to fans at both sides of the rink.

Even when he's backed up, I've never seen him do that before, ever.

This unexpected display was interpreted by many as a heartfelt thank you to the fans for their support over the years. It also fueled speculation that Markstrom could be saying goodbye, as he has been linked to numerous trade destinations in recent months. This sentiment was reinforced by a recent report suggesting that Markstrom's departure from Calgary is imminent.

Markstrom Set To Be Traded Within The Next Week Or So

According to insider Eric Francis, a trusted source on Flames Talk, it's highly unlikely that Markstrom will remain with the Flames beyond the trade deadline. In fact, Francis predicts that a deal involving Markstrom could be finalized within the week.

@EricFrancis from Flames Talk with @Fan960Steinberg yesterday: «I'd be very very surprised if this deal (Markstrom) isn't done by March 8th as a matter of fact I think it will be done within the week.» #Flames #NHL

With Markstrom's recent actions and the mounting rumors, it appears that a blockbuster trade involving the All-Star goalie is on the horizon.

Stay tuned for more updates.
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REPORT: Blockbuster Trade Set To Be Completed Within The Week According To Insider

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