Throughout the 2021-22 season, there were plenty of whispers that Jack Campbell’s time with the Toronto Maple Leafs could soon be coming to an end. This is due to the fact that general manager Kyle Dubas doesn’t have a lot of cap space to work with, and Campbell has undoubtedly earned himself a raise.
During the time of those whispers, several suggested the Edmonton Oilers as a potential destination for Campbell. Fast forward months later, and those whispers are looking more and more accurate by the day. By almost all accounts, Campbell and the Leafs will be parting ways. And the Oilers are being discussed by nearly every NHL insider as one of the most likely teams to sign the 30-year-old this summer.
From an outsider’s perspective, this move would appear to make plenty of sense. Everyone is well aware of the Oilers’ goaltending struggles in recent years, and with Mikko Koskinen headed overseas and Mike Smith’s career likely over due to injury, they flat out need a goaltender for the 2022-23 season. With that said, however, just because Campbell is a different face doesn’t guarantee he will be the saviour this organization and its fanbase are hoping for.
Campbell Set to Receive Massive Pay Day
With his solid numbers in each of the past two regular seasons, paired with the fact that there aren’t many goalies set to become available this summer, Campbell is going to get paid.