John Gibson demands a trade in no uncertain terms.
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John Gibson demands a trade in no uncertain terms.

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson has made it clear that his time with the Anaheim Ducks has already come to a close.

Jonathan Larivee

For several seasons now we have heard rumblings of a potential trade involving Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, but such a trade has never materialized. Gibson has continued to play well on teams that were never serious playoff contenders, but it would seem that the 29 year old's patience is not without its limitations.

On the most recent episode of the Nasty Knuckles podcast, with former National Hockey League forward Riley Cote, NHL insider Frank Seravalli revealed in no uncertain terms that Gibson will not be back with the Ducks next season.

"How do you think John Gibson feels the last three or four years in Anaheim just getting absolutely pummeled with shots on a nightly basis, and knowing when you walking into the rink every day that you have next to no chance to win?" asked Seravalli. "It sucks."

"And guess what? John Gibson has asked for a trade... and he's said 'I am not playing another game for the Anaheim Ducks.'"

Unfortunately for the Ducks, Gibson's value will likely be at an all-time low given that the veteran netminder is coming off the worst statistical season of his NHL career. Gibson appeared in 53 games, recording a 3.99 goals against average and a .899 save percentage on his way to just 14 wins last season.

At this point you can hardly blame Gibson for wanting out, but this leaves the Ducks in a very unfavorable position.