Jack Campbell, goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers, taking a break during practice.
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RUMOR: Insider Reveals Potential Move Regarding Jack Campbell

Published January 27, 2024 at 10:07

A new rumour has just surfaced that has the Oilers considering a potential move for goaltender Jack Campbell.

Insider Reveals Two Potential Teams Who Could Have Interest in Campbell

The Edmonton Oilers have found their game again, no one is questioning that anymore. They have been able to ride goaltenders Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard, where it was previously thought they may need to bring another goaltender in.

The leaves Jack Campbell in a precarious position. There is no return to the Oilers anytime soon since you don't fix something that isn't broken. The Oilers were reportedly looking to move him earlier this year, and now insider Eklund has reported that there could be two teams that are interested in his services.

Quick hit to start your day today. There are two teams out there currently working hard to improve their goaltending situation. The Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils. Both teams in need of goaltending to achieve their goals. For this seasonThe Sabres need to get into a playoff fight, and NJ needs to compete for a Stanley Cup.

The Oilers have now won 14 strike games, and look like the team to beat in the NHL right now. Meanwhile, Campbell, who is in the minors, is a big cap hit that the Oilers would love to use elsewhere Campbell struggled mightily this season, but those familiar with the kid, from USA Hockey, see him very much as a fine goalie who could suddenly dominate with his skill level, given a fresh new team that is willing to believe in his game.

The Devils and Sabres organizations are stock full of USA hockey people at the management levels. The Oilers would certainly have to take on half the salary, but that beats paying a guy NHL numbers to play AHL.

Campbell's Future With The Oilers Is in Question

Campbell definitely went through one of the hardest ruts of any goaltender in recent history in the NHL, as he came out to the start of the year struggling and those struggles continued in the AHL with the Condors. However, he has improved slightly in the AHL, with his game on the up, recording a 3.03 GAA and a .904 save percentage on the season.

The difficulty, to move Campbell is his contract, as any team would need to be willing to take a risk on him at a $5 million AAV. We will see if any bit over the next month.

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RUMOR: Insider Reveals Potential Move Regarding Jack Campbell

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