Edmonton Oilers Rumors: Jack Campbell Linked to In-Season Trade

The Edmonton Oilers will have a close watch on their crease this season. Stuart Skinner is projected to be the team's starter with veteran Jack Campbell backing him up. While Skinner appears to be a lock on the Oilers for years to come, Campbell on the other hand is on a very short leash.

Allan Mitchell of the Athletic confirms, if Campbell struggles this season, look for Oilers GM Ken Holland to explore other options and look for more consistency out of their backup netminder.

Campbell finished last season with a record of 21-9-4, however it was his save percentage of .888 and his goals-against average of 3.41 that turned heads. 'Soup' wasn't himself last season, lost his confidence and the numbers showed. It was a brutal first season in Edmonton and he'll look to bounce back in a major way in year two.

As for potential destinations, there's not many out there to consider at this point. The goalie market has kind of taken care of itself at this point and there's only a few teams who would be getting involved here. Likely the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, and Arizona Coyotes would all have varied interest, along with the Buffalo Sabres.

The Oilers have been picked by many to win the Western Conference this season and if they are going to do so, they'll need both Campbell and Skinner leading the charge. If things go south, expect to see some early season movement in Edmonton.

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