5 goaltenders the Red Wings must consider trading for in the offseason

The NHL offseason is here for the Detroit Red Wings, so it’s the time of the year to begin making a few dream scenarios for what Steve Yzerman should do.
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Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames

Jacob Markstrom is one member of the dismantling Calgary Flames who has yet to go elsewhere. But with the team shedding its former core, there is no doubt Markstrom will find himself on the move this summer despite the no-movement clause in his contract. 

At this point, there is no way Markstrom would want to play for anyone less than a contender, and the high-scoring Red Wings showed they’re playoff-worthy, and that should be good enough for the 34-year-old. His contract could be an issue, as he’s due $6 million over each of the next two seasons. And as an older netminder, his playing time may backslide over that span. 

That said, it would be a good idea to bring in Markstrom while Alex Lyon plays one more season in the Motor City, where they can split time in the net. Come 2025-26, Markstrom could share the net with Sebastian Cossa before going elsewhere, and it would make for an ultra-smooth transition. 

Markstrom can still play, as it reflected in his numbers over this past season, with a 0.905 save percentage, a 2.78 GAA, a 0.542 quality starts percentage, and two shutouts. There is a chance he would have fared even better had the Flames not tanked following the trade deadline.