Nick Kypreos: Listening to that the Toronto Maple Leafs have began contract extension talks with pending UFA goaltender Jack Campbell.
Luke Fox of Sportsnet: The goalender UFA market has Campbell, Darcy Kuemper, and Joonas Korpisalo on the high, adopted by the likes of Jaroslav Halak, Martin Jones, Anton Forsberg, Ville Husso, Marc-Andre Fleury and Braden Holtby.
Jack Campbell wouldn’t affirm on Kypreos’ report that contract negotiations are underway. Campbell solely would say on remaining with the Maple Leafs long-term:
“I actually adore it right here,” Campbell beamed.
“The blokes have taken me in like I’ve been right here my entire profession. Particular group. Particular metropolis. The followers are unbelievable. And any time they embrace me the way in which they’ve, it means so much to me, and there’s nothing extra I’d love than to remain right here. I suppose, finally, all we are able to do — myself included — is win hockey video games.”
Coach Sheldon Keefe didn’t doubt that Campbell was the Maple Leafs starter even after they signed Petr Mrazek to a three-year deal at $3.8 million per.
The Maple Leafs want to carry Campbell again, however as soon as once more, don’t have some huge cash to work with.
Calvin Petersen’s three-year, $5 million per can be a comparable for Campbell’s reps. The Leafs might need to maneuver another person out in the event that they want to slot in $5 million for Campbell.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN: Nick Kypreos on Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell.
“The optics had been, regardless of signing Petr Mrazek for 2 years at what, $3.4 million (Justin Bourne corrects that Mrazek as at $3.8 million). Oh $3.8, oh my god, I simply brief modified him $800,000. That Jack was actually the man nonetheless. That it’s been arrange, and you’ll’t inform me after the whole lot Jack has been by way of within the final yr that he wouldn’t get a possibility to point out he’s a primary goalie with the Toronto Maple Leafs.”
“Like a 50-32 kind of cut up for video games.”
“So, are you going to now flip me right into a 1 and 1a with him? That we’re seen as equals? As a result of that will piss me off if I’m Jack Campbell.”
“If I used to be negotiating a contract with him, I’d provide that take a look at least. Ya, you’re a 1 and 1a. You’re not a starter, you’re splitting it with Mrazek, so we’ll provide you with tandem cash. We’re not going to offer you starter cash.”
“I’m now feeling pretty much as good as, my entire profession, and I don’t need 1-1a cash. I would like, who signed Calvin Petersen. What did he get? $5 million.”
“I’m not providing you with 5, you’re a part of tandem. You realize what I’m giving him? I’m giving he Mrazek’s contract. Thrice $3.8 (million) on the nostril. You guys can have the identical contract. One among you guys goes to play effectively and I’m going to commerce the opposite man within the offseason.”