The rumblings within the NHL circles suggest a significant shift for the Edmonton Oilers, particularly in their goaltending department. The name at the center of this shift? Jack Campbell.
As Chris Johnston recently discussed on “TSN Insider Trading,” the Oilers are seriously considering internal options to fix their goaltending situation. At the heart of these options is Campbell, who has been slowly finding his form with the Bakersfield affiliate in the AHL.
Jack Campbell: The Oilers’ Potential Ace in the Net
Campbell’s recent performance in the minors, capped off with a shutout, has not gone unnoticed. It’s a hint that the Oilers might be preparing to bring him back as their starting goalie. This move isn’t just about tapping into internal resources; it’s a strategic play that could redefine the Oilers’ season.
Johnston’s insights further reveal that while the Oilers are exploring external options, they haven’t closed the door on internal fixes, of which Campbell is a prime candidate.
Bringing back Jack Campbell as the starting goalie could be a game-changer for the Oilers if he can find the form he had when he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
It’s not just about his skills in the net, but also about the psychological boost such a move could give to the team. Campbell, familiar with the Oilers’ system and dynamics, could provide the stability and reliability they need.
As the Oilers navigate this pivotal moment, all eyes are on Campbell. Could he be the key to rejuvenating the Oilers’ defensive struggles? His latest game in the AHL suggests a yes, but the real test will come when he dons the Oilers’ jersey once again, this time, possibly, as their starting goalie.
The coming weeks will be crucial for the Oilers, and Jack Campbell could very well be at the forefront of their strategy.