Breakdown of teams needing a goaltender:
Anaheim ducks- no
So from these teams: Have sub par goaltending
Blackhaws-yes /can't see trading within conference and rival
Blue jackets-yes /can't see because trade for bobrovsky and need for skill on D and O
Oilers-yes /can't see trading within division and rival
Panthers-yes /can't see cause Theodore is playing well and Markstrom is arguably best goalie not in NHL
Devils-yes/ can't see with lack of offence and brodeur in net
Islanders-yes/ probable but unlikely with Dipietro signed for another 9 years and vokoun. edit: forgot about buyout... makes Islanders alot more likely. Don't know if management can bite the bullet to buyout Dipietro.
Lightning-yes/ unlikely with lindback trade
Leafs-yes /don't see them trading away their #1&2 centers. I just don't think they have the pieces to make canucks better.
Conclusion for trading partners:
I think Washington & Flyers pose, really the only likely, trading partners. Both teams are in the top 10 teams in the league and can easily make a far playoff push. Their gms are desperate and hungry to upgrade goaltending. Both these teams have great prospect depth.
What do you guys think? Agree/disagree?
Edited by Z. Kassian, 22 January 2013 - 12:32 AM.