The Devils obviously desperately need a goalie next season. It doesn’t seem like the team is too confident in Jonathan Bernier starting the season after a midseason hip surgery. Mackenzie Blackwood did not exactly breed confidence in his game at the end of the season (although, that’s a lot to ask in two games). The Devils need a goalie. It’s never been more clear.
Jack Campbell is an unrestricted free agent. He was really good at times this season, but he had enough stretches during the year that he won’t command an insane contract. The only goalie on the market better is Darcy Kuemper, but Campbell will be in a position where he is looking to make money. The Devils have the right amount of money available to make that happen.
The general consensus is the Maple Leafs will do everything they can to keep Campbell. However, as long as Petr Mrazek is on the roster, the Leafs are stuck in a bad situation. While they try to figure that all out (but it’s almost a guarantee they buy out the contract exactly 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final).
The Devils would be in good shape with Campbell and Blackwood in net. They would need an injury insurance policy as they had with Scott Wedgewood last season (some good that did, but still).