NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs Considering 3 Goalie Options

The Toronto Maple Leafs now believe they can go after any goaltender in the league with their newfound financial flexibility. General manager Kyle Dubas recently shipped one of his signing mistakes, Petr Mrazek to the Chicago Blackhawks in a draft-day move that will save Dubas and the Leafs $3.8 million this season and next. Now their attention turns to finding a starting goaltender and here's three options the team is strongly considering:

Re-Signing Jack Campbell

Campbell and Dubas are set to meet today and there's a very good chance we see some progress in their contract negotiations. Word on the street has 'Soup' looking for something north of $5 million per season, meanwhile it's likely Dubas doesn't want to go over $5 million annually. A four year deal could be the landing spot here with another extra year an option to lower the annual average value. Certainly still a chance Campbell is signed before July 13 and the team only needs to find a new backup.

Trading for John Gibson

The Anaheim Ducks and Leafs chatted last season about a Gibson trade and the two sides have once again been linked to a deal. Gibson hasn't played well enough to write home about these past few seasons, however he's a talented netminder who's been on a bad team in California. He turns 29 next week and is signed through the 2026-27 season to a reasonable number at $6.4 million per season. In 2021-22, Gibson recorded a .904 save % a number that could certainly increase playing with the contending Maple Leafs.

Signing Darcy Kuemper

It's never a bad thing to add a goalie who just won a Stanley Cup, well I guess it does depend on the annual salary. If Kuemper is willing to sit around the $5.5 million per season, the Maple Leafs could be heavily involved for the 32-year-old. His .921 save % during the regular season was impressive and word is he's looking for a four year deal this summer. Kuemper is finished in Colorado and will be hearing from the Edmonton Oilers, Leafs, and Washington Capitals on July 13 when the market opens.

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