NHL Rumors: Gibson Not On Maple Leafs' Radar

Though the Maple Leafs may be in trouble in the goaltending department as contract talks are still pretty far apart with Jack Campbell, the team reportedly does not have John Gibson on their radar right now per Chris Johnston.

Gibson also reportedly asked for a trade but denied doing so when asked. You could see the lack of enthusiasm throughout the season with the Ducks by Gibson as he has gotten tired of losing. They have now missed the playoffs for four seasons in a row and his numbers have been impacted by the fall of the team.

He did everything he could in 2018-19, the first season the Ducks missed the playoffs, to keep them in contention, going 26-22-8 with a .917 SV% (save percentage), 2.84 GAA (goals against average), two shutouts, and a 12.7 GSAA (goals saved above average). Since then he has won 47 times in 142 games, posted a .904 SV%, and a GAA north of 3.00 two of the three seasons.

Though the contract discussion is progressing slowly between Campbell and the Maple Leafs, it may be wise to call around just in case the numbers don't match up. Campbell has asked for less money per year than Gibson is currently making and Campbell has proven in his time with the Maple Leafs that he can be a great starting goaltender, going 51-14-9 with a .916 SV% through just over two seasons and one as a full-time starter.

Rumors of the top available players will always be flying around Toronto, but the Maple Leafs seem to be locked in to Campbell at the moment. If things don't progress and we reach free agency before real progress is made, expect this conversation to come back up.

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