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NHL Rumors: Jack Campbell, Kaiden Guhle, Nick Robertson, Felix Sandstrom

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Campbell "The Missing Piece" from the Oilers Lineup The Edmonton Oilers went all out this offseason, acquiring all-star goaltender Jack Campbell from free agency. The 30-year-old Campbell and the team announced a five-year, $5,000,000 AAV contract this offseason.   Edmonton was a strong offensive team throughout the 2021-22 season, but lacked goaltending that could steal or keep them close in a game. The team rolled with Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen last season.   The Oilers hope that Campbell's past season wasn't a fluke in Toronto. The superstar goaltender had a .914 save percentage and a 2.64 goals-against-average.   The Oilers are a team that has been destined for a deep playoff run, with the likes of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Darnell Nurse, to name a few

Speculating: Murray or Samsonov, who gets the First Start?

It is pretty clear that the biggest question mark within the Toronto Maple Leafs organization is goaltending. Kyle Dubas and the Leafs' staff made a bold move this offseason, moving on from all-star goaltender Jack Campbell. And bringing in two netminders with shaky pasts, Murray and Samsonov. At first glance, the two netminders appear to have similar skill sets. Both goalies are capable or were once capable of stealing a game or two for their past respectable teams.  Of course, it is likely that the game one starting job will be decided during training camp, but it is still worth pointing out some key differences between the two goalies.   Personally, Ilya Samsonov should be the goaltender, starting game one of the regular season for the Maple Leafs (based on prior info). Samsonov is a player that just turned 25 years old this year and has yet to make 100 NHL appearances.   During the 2019-20 season, the former first-round pick played in 26 games while posting a .913 save per