RIP Ben Stelter
Joined: Mar. 2022
As the FA deadline grows closer, so does the dread of Campbell leaving the Leafs. Most nights he was spectacular for us. He has been one of my favourite goalies in the league since we got him. I remember watching a Leafs game (I believe it was his first start, but I could be wrong) against the Habs where we lost 2 - 1 in the shootout (weirdly enough it was Kovalchuk who won it for the Habs. Remember when he was a Hab? Me neither). Jack was so, so good and that was the game where I knew we had a guy. He broke a league record for most consecutive wins to start a season. He is a great dude and was just so much fun to watch. I get its a business and I understand why this has to happen, but man it sucks. 2 straight seasons of losing a fan favourite to the Coilers. I wish Jack the best.
That being said, I am pumped for Matt Murray. He was (and still is) a top 3 favourite goalie of mine. Maybe a bit of bias because he and I are both from Thunder Bay, but he's just so much fun. Also if / when Matt Murray finds his game and carries us, that redemption story will be one for the ages. Can't wait to see what the future holds