NHL Rumors: 2 Maple Leafs Expected to be Traded

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to have some hard decisions to make come next offseason as the team wants to re-sign goaltender Jack Campbell. It's going to come at a cost and if you ask Sportsnet's Luke Fox, the cost could either be Jake Muzzin or Alexander Kerfoot. 

Fox recently touched on the fact the Leafs want Campbell back and there's belief 'Soup' wants to stay in Toronto as well. While a contract extension is not imminent the expectation is a deal will get done after the season. Something around a 4-year deal in the $6 million range is where Campbell is lining himself up with his strong play. 

Fox sees Kerfoot or Muzzin being added to a Petr Mrazek deal, only one season into his three-year deal worth $3.8 million per season. It's been a rough tenure so far for the Czech goalie who can't stay healthy and never really built the tandem duo that general manager Kyle Dubas was looking for. 

Mrazek has appeared in three games so far in 2021-22 and has recorded a 4.12 GAA and a .880 save %. Any team acquiring his final two seasons of his contract will either want some salary retained or a sweetener and the Maple Leafs won't be interested in eating any money on their books. They finally get Phil Kessel off their cap next season and don't want to start another retention problem.

As for Campbell, he's been historically good since taking over as the Maple Leafs #1 netminder last season. 'Soup' has posted a 15-5-3 record with a .937 save % and a 1.94 GAA. He's going to be up for the Vezina trophy if he keeps it up, and the suitors will be plenty if he hits the open market. Dubas and company hope that's never the case and sounds like they will be willing to move some bodies out to keep the 'Soup' hot in town.

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