Edmonton Oilers Free Agency: Top 3 Goalies Worth Signing

Current Edmonton Oilers General Manager Ken Holland. (Photo by Dave Reginek - Pool/Getty Images)
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Potential Edmonton Oilers UFA signing Jack Campbell
Potential Edmonton Oilers UFA signing Jack Campbell. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

Jack Campbell

This is the goalie that I think is the most likely to become an Edmonton Oilers player at the day. He is a perfect balance between skill and cost. He may not be the best goalie available, but he will be the most economical.

Campbell has played the last few season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he was the starter the majority of the time. Unfortunately for him the Leafs were never able to make it out of the first round of the playoffs.

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With the Edmonton Oilers recent playoffs success he may be able to take a slight discount to come here for a chance to lift the Cup. This is something that the Oilers playoff run did for the team. High end players may actually want to come here because they have a chance to win.

Not only will high end players want to come here to have a chance to win. There is also the Connor McDavid factor. When you have McDavid there is not only a chance to win games, there is the potential to get lots of points.30

The same goes for goalies. When McDavid plays a third of the game odds are the puck will be in your end less. This means less shots on net which means less goals against. Do you really think that if Mike Smith played anywhere else he could end up with a 0.915 SV%? I don’t think so.

Another thing about Campbell that makes him a leading candidate for the Oilers is that he comes from playing in a Canadian market. He understands how much pressure is on a team to succeed and he handled it well in Toronto. Plus Toronto is the worst place when it comes to pressure.

If I was to put a bet on which goalie the Edmonton Oilers sign it would be Jack Campbell.