NHL Rumors: Campbell Sets Asking Price, Expected to Sign With 1 of 2 Teams

Jack Campbell has taken the long road to stardom in the NHL and the all-star goaltender is ready to cash in. The Toronto Maple Leafs netminder is set to hit the open market on Wednesday and will do some as one of the best goaltending options available. From all accounts, it sounds like the 'Soup' sweepstakes are down to two teams.

While the Maple Leafs brass met with Campbell face to face over the weekend, no deal was reached and the waiting game continues for both sides. Should Campbell hit free agency on Wednesday, expect to see whatever offer he's looking for come from the Edmonton Oilers. Hockey insider Chris Johnston had this to say recently on the 'Soup' sweepstakes:

Many view him as the best available option in a goaltending pool that got even thinner with Marc-Andre Fleury, Ville Husso, Alexandar Georgiev and Vitek Vanecek recently removed from the mix. Campbell had a face-to-face meeting with Leafs GM Kyle Dubas on Saturday and is also a primary target for the Edmonton Oilers. He’s likely ending up with one of those two teams. And he’s poised to get a serious raise after travelling the long road to becoming a No. 1 NHL starter, with his ask on a five-year contract believed to be in the $5-million region.

The Leafs have the cap space now by moving Petr Mrazek, it's just at this point, everyone is unsure if they are willing to meet the term of five seasons, along with a number north of $4.5 million. Edmonton 100% will be interested in doing so as they have gone too long without a steady presence in their crease and frankly their superstars are getting sick and tired of it always coming down to a big save. Well, if big saves are what they need, Campbell is a great option and his new contract is coming down to a two horse race.

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