The goaltending market this summer is thin and that’s incredibly clear, but could the Maple Leafs hit the jackpot on one signing if they need to?
Looking at Toronto’s scenario in goal, there’s four situations that could play out. Let Jack Campbell walk, keep Petr Mrazek, and sign a netminder. Re-sign Campbell, trade or buyout Mrazek, and sign a goaltender. Let Campbell go to free agency, figure out a way to get rid of Mrazek, and sign two goalies.
Or, just try to keep both netminders heading into next season. I don’t like this option just in the fact that Toronto could have north of $7 million locked up in goaltending. That wouldn’t be great.
The situation with Campbell is most interesting because how much money could he get? He’s had a good time in Toronto, but it’s been filled with injuries and, really, has only played 77 games in a Maple Leafs jersey.
While it was a difficult regular season at times for the 30-year-old, he still finished it with a .914 save percentage. The playoffs, though, were a bit different and he finished those with an .897. That’s likely where Toronto has some leverage.
How much will it cost the Maple Leafs to re-sign Jack Campbell?
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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation