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Should the Flyers pursue one of these goalies rumored to be traded?


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Jason Forsythe
May 18, 2024  (6:04)
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Tristan Jarry
Photo credit: NHL Trade Rumors

The Philadelphia Flyers seemed to have their goalie situation settled for next season as Sam Ersson is under contract for next year and Ivan Fedotov is under contract for the next two seasons. However, with Ivan Fedotov being an unknown should the Flyers pursue one of these five goaltenders rumored to be moved in the offseason?

The first goaltender is Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames. Markstrom was traded at this past year's trade deadline, but the deal fell through, look for the Flames to try trading him again in the offseason. Markstrom finished the season with a 2.78 GAA and a .905 saver percentage in 48 games.
The next goaltender is Darcy Kuemper of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals moved on to Charlie Lindgren as their starting goaltender so Kuemper will most likely be moved in the offseason. Kuemper has three years remaining on his contract with a $5.25 million cap hit. Kuemper played in 33 games with a 3.31 GAA and a .890 save percentage.
The next goaltender is Elvis Merzlikins of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets are expected to make many changes this offseason which may include Merzlikins. He's owed $5.4 million annually for three more seasons. Merzlikins played in 41 games with a 3.45 GAA and a .897 save percentage.
The next goaltender is Tristan Jarry of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jarry lost his starting goalie position from Alex Nedeljkovic after he signed a new extension, so the Penguins may look to move him. Jarry posted a .903 save percentage while playing in 51 games. Jarry has a cap hit of $5.3 million through the 2027-2028 season and with him only being 29, the Pens should be able to move him.
The last goaltender is Filip Gustavsson of the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild resigned Marc-Andre Fleury so they may look to move Gustavsson. The Wild are expected to have a goalie tandem next season with Jesper Wallstedt and Fleury so trading Gustavsson would create much needed cap space. Gustavsson had a 3.06 GAA and a .899 save percentage.
Now, the Flyers do not necessarily need a goaltender as they have two under contract for next season, but they should always be looking to improve the team.
Source: NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Goalies Likely Involved in Offseason Trade Talks
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