Five teams that could target a Jacob Markstrom trade with the Calgary Flames this summer

Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom
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2. Los Angeles Kings

The Flames may prefer not to trade Markstrom within the division, but given that they moved Nikita Zadorov and Elias Lindholm to the Vancouver Canucks, if the return is good, it appears that it simply doesn't matter to Craig Conroy. The veteran duo of Cam Talbot and David Rittich have done the job thus far for LA, but with some exciting prospects and the ageing core of Kevin Fiala, Adrian Kempe, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty, this is a team that needs to make a Stanley Cup push now.

Markstrom also finds himself with perhaps his last opportunity to be a No. 1 on a Stanley Cup contender, and with so much potential talent in front of him, heading to the Kings may unlock the best version of him yet, so it's a deal that makes absolutely perfect sense for both parties. Quinton Byfield may be off the table for Calgary, but with five picks in the top two rounds over the next two years and some other intriguing prospects, this is a deal that both teams need to look into.