Insider Reveals How Edmonton Plans to Turn its Goalie Fortunes Around

Published November 26, 2023 at 10:45

Ever since the Edmonton Oilers limped out of the starting gate for the 2023-24 season, many have been wondering what GM Ken Holland intends to do about his goaltending issues. Many replacement for Jack Campbell have been suggested. One insider believes he has the answer.

Friedman Explains the Oilers' Plan to Turn Around Goaltending Fortunes

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers don't see a trade as the best solution between the pipes. Holland would far prefer that Jack Campbell, who was recently sent to the minors, find his game again, and he's willing to offer help to make that happen.


"Elliotte Friedman on Saturday Headlines says the Oilers granted Jack Campbell permission to bring in Manny Legace with him for a few days in the AHL. Legace was a former goaltender coach for CBJ. Campbell worked with Legace in the summer."

"I still do believe that its [the Oiler's] first choice to have Campbell rejoin the team and improve his play." - Elliotte Friedman

Insider Believes Oilers GM Wants to Solve Goaltending Issues Internally

After taking losses in his first three starts in the AHL, and not looking very good in the process, Campbell had a 30-save shutout win earlier this week. However, his record remains at 1-4-0, with a 0.884 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.22. Lots of work to do yet.

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Insider Reveals How Edmonton Plans to Turn its Goalie Fortunes Around

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