The offseason has barely begun for the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans having only been bounced from the playoffs last week thanks to a Game 7 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning. While fans, as well as the team, are still recovering from that, speculation as to how this team will change over the next couple of months has already taken headlines following their post-season media availability.

For now, the Maple Leafs brass have challenged the need for change — at least major change. Kyle Dubas is expected to remain at the helm with Sheldon Keefe remaining behind the bench for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

On the ice, however, there will surely be some changes to the bottom six forwards as the Maple Leafs look for the answers that will get them through to the second round next season. But the biggest question mark for the Maple Leafs might come in the form of Jack Campbell, as the netminder is an unrestricted free agent and should be expecting a relatively large salary increase this summer — something the Maple Leafs can’t afford.

Campbell ‘Loves’ Being a Maple Leaf

To say that Campbell has become a beloved part of the Maple Leafs would be an understatement. His positive post-game interviews, his smiling face have been plastered on the hearts of Leafs Nation since day one and with his play this season, for the most part, he’s shown just how much he wants to win with this group.

Even in his press conference on Tuesday, at the team’s locker clean out, Campbell reaffirmed his love for the city of Toronto.

“Winning here means everything to me,” said the pending free-agent goaltender. “And I love the city of Toronto.”

He continued by saying, “I just absolutely love being a Leaf.”