Ever since the departure of Curtis McElhinney via the waiver wire, Leafs fans had been clamouring for a reliable backup to help ease Frederik Andersen’s workload. With the likes of Garret Sparks, Michael Hutchinson, and Kasimir Kaskisuo among others not providing enough faith in management to give them anything more than the occasional start on back-to-backs, it reinforced the notion that it was either Andersen or nothing.
It came to a head during the 2019-20 season when Andersen had a down year and Hutchinson did not play well enough to minimize the damage. This is why Kyle Dubas decided to pull the trigger on a trade to bring in a new option as the backup in Jack Campbell. His stint with the Leafs has only barely begun but he’s won over a lot of fans not just with his interactions with the media and teammates, but with his on-ice performance.
That’s why Campbell’s number is 6.
It’s how many games Campbell has played for the Leafs since being acquired in the deal with the L.A. Kings, which led to a goalie controversy regarding whether he should have gotten more compared to Andersen. Talk about a …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation