Former Leafs goalie may be on the trading block after just 1 season with new team

Published September 4, 2023 at 6:47 PM

I have to say, I really hoped Jack Campbell would work out in Toronto. In his first 2 seasons with the Leafs had all the makings of something great. Unfortunately, when given the starter's job after Frederik Andersen's departure, Campbell floundered. It took a Hart, Ted Lindsay and Rocket Richard winning 60 goal campaign with a run of 51 goals in 50 games from Auston Matthews to outscore the Leafs issues in net. Seriously though, how freaking good is Auston Matthews?

Campbell's 31-9-6 record earned him a 5 year, $25 million deal worth the Edmonton Oilers last summer. His first season in Alberta was saved from complete disaster by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl out scoring the Oilers litany of issues, Campbell's 21-9-4 record was completely fraudulent considering his abysmal .888sv%. To say the least, Campbell did not live up to his expensive new contract.

Now, with 4 years left on that contract and his starting job being taken over by sophomore Stuart Skinner, the Oilers may decide to cut their losses. According to Allan Mitchell of The Athletic, Campbell will start the 2023-24 season on a very short leash. If his game doesn't improve, he will quickly find himself on the trade block, although without a sweetener or retained salary, I can't see any team being interested in Campbell at his current pay grade. He left the Leafs to chase more money, now that money has him stuck in a place that, by the sounds of it, doesn't want him.

September 4   |   205 answers
Former Leafs goalie may be on the trading block after just 1 season with new team

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