Probably the biggest question facing the Edmonton Oilers this offseason is who will be in net next season? Will Mike Smith Return? As of right now, the Oilers have a tandem with Mike Smith and Stuart Skinner, but it’s unknown if Smith will return.
Jack Campbell’s future with the Leafs is unknown, reportedly he’s not close to signing an extension with the Leafs. If Campbell prefers to stay up north, Edmonton may be a good spot to go. Campbell’s former teammate Zach Hyman may try to convince Campbell to sign a cheaper deal with the Oilers, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that. Campbell had a record of 31-9-6 in 46 games played last season. He also had a SV% of .914 and a GAA of 2.64.
The New Jersey Devils reportedly no longer trust Mackenzie Blackwood as a starter and may look to move him this offseason. Blackwood played 25 games this past season and had a record of 9-10-4. He had an SV% of .892 and a GAA of 3.39. Blackwood likely won’t be the first choice for the Oilers this offseason but could make sense if they want a younger goalie.
Holtby isn’t what he was four years ago, but can still hold his own and mentor a younger goalie. Braden Holtby hasn’t been able to find a stable home since signing with Vancouver in the 2020-21 offseason. Holtby played 24 games and had a record of 10-10-1 with an SV% of .913 and a GAA of 2.78.
Ville Husso likely won’t return to St Louis next season and is seen as one of the top goalie free agents this offseason, with that comes a larger price tag. If the Oilers plan on pursuing Husso they better be prepared to pay the price. Husso played 40 games last season and had a record of 25-7-6 with a SV% of .919 and a GAA of 2.56. If the Oilers wanted a young goalie who could be in Edmonton for a while Husso should be their top choice.