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Matt Garland
June 8, 2024  (8:03)
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Jacob Markstrom
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Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom was close to being acquired by the New Jersey Devils in March, before things fell apart. This hasn't discouraged the two franchises. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre Lebrun reported that the two teams have started up talks on Markstrom again.

Lebrun made an appearance on SC, with Jay Onrait saying that while the Flames and Devils have re-engaged in talks, there is still a disagreement on what the return should be on the Swedish netminder. With the Devils hesitating to make a deal, other teams have joined the market, which will potentially drive the price up even higher on Markstrom.
"Those conversations with the Flames have taken up again. We know that those two teams almost had a deal done before the trade deadline earlier this season before March 8. It fell apart, but the Devils remain interested in Jacob Markstrom and as importantly, Jacob Markstrom has a full no-move, but my understanding is he's willing to go to New Jersey," LeBrun said Wednesday on SC with Jay Onrait.

"There are other teams now that weren't there on Markstrom before the trade deadline that have now entered the picture. The Flames are getting calls from multiple teams on Markstrom, not just from the Devils... At this point in time, there's still a difference of opinion on the return, on what it should cost the Devils to get Jacob Markstrom out of Calgary and the Flames are willing to be patient in terms of having a team meet their price."

The 34-year-old has two seasons remaining on his deal, with a cap hit of $6 million. In 48 games this past season, he posted a 2.78 goals against average GAA along with a .905 save percentage and a 23-23-2 record.
Many teams will be interested in his services, but he will have final sign-off with his no-movement clause in the contract. It is being reported that Markstrom wants his next stop to be with a contender.
The Devils appear to be the most active in the media waves, but others like the LA Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Carolina Hurricanes will be looking for goalie hep this offseason and appear closer to the contender status that Markstrom is hoping for.
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Craig Conroy taking calls after another Calgary Flames requests trade

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