#2 Jack Campbell – Toronto Maple Leafs
2021-22 Stats: .914 SV%, 2.64 GAA, 31-9-6
Last Contract: $1.65 million AAV
Potential Next Season: Starter
The Toronto Maple Leafs could still get a deal done with their All-Star goaltender, Jack Campbell. Campbell’s management team may be looking to procure more than the Leafs are willing to part with, but if no team is willing to spend $5 million AAV on the goaltender, they may circle back to the Leafs with their tails with their tails between their legs.
Jack Campbell wants to stay in Toronto and the Maple Leafs want to keep Jack Campbell, but the situation seems a lot like the Zach Hyman dilemma last summer.
The two sides seem too far apart, and it may be better for the Toronto Maple Leafs to find “the new Jack Campbell” instead of keeping the current Jack Campbell.
Last summer, the Toronto Maple Leafs let Hyman go, but found a suitable replacement in Michael Bunting. Hyman was a steal at $2.25 million AAV but not at $5.5 million AAV especially when Bunting is only $950,000 AAV.
The same goes for Jack Campbell. He’s a steal at $1.65 million AAV but not at $5 million AAV. At this point, the Toronto Maple Leafs are more likely to move on from Jack Campbell than sign him.