The Oilers Have The Worst Contract in The Entire NHL

Published April 4, 2023 at 8:48

When Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland signed former Maple Leafs starting goaltender Jack Campbell to a five-year, $25 million deal last summer, the reaction was mixed. While some were pleased with the signing, citing Campbell's strong performance for the Leafs last season, others were more skeptical.

Unfortunately, Campbell's first season with the Oilers has been a disaster. He has struggled with his confidence and has looked terrible on the ice, prompting the Oilers to sign Stuart Skinner to a three-year, $2.6 million per season contract.

With almost $8 million tied up in goaltending, Holland is likely looking to offload one of these deals. Campbell is the more likely candidate, as his cap hit is high and he has an extra two seasons on his contract.

As the offseason approaches, rumors have emerged that three teams may be interested in Campbell: the Los Angeles Kings, the Seattle Kraken, and the St. Louis Blues.

The Kings may be interested in bringing back Campbell, who previously played for them before being traded to the Maple Leafs.

With former starter Jonathan Quick traded away, the Kings are in need of a new starting goaltender, and Campbell may benefit from returning to familiar surroundings.

The Kraken have struggled with their goaltending all season, and Campbell may be an option for them as Head Coach Dave Hakstol and goalie coach Steve Briere are both familiar with him from their time in the Maple Leafs organization.

Finally, the Blues are currently in the midst of a mini-rebuild and may be interested in Campbell as an upgrade to their current goaltender, Jordan Binnington, who has been struggling both on and off the ice.

Whether or not the Oilers will make a move remains to be seen, but it's clear that they need to make a change in the net soon. With almost $8 million invested in goaltending, Holland will be looking for a solution to this problem in the coming months.
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The Oilers Have The Worst Contract in The Entire NHL

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