Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Stars sign Lehtonen to extension (5 years/29.5 M)
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09-16-2012, 11:34 PM
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The more I think of it the Stars have Jack Campbell and now Lehtonen for the next 6 Years. so what will they do with Campbell? Trade him? Edmonton, Chicago,NY Islanders and Calgary make sense but since Feaster doesn't believe in rebuilding then cross them off the list.
Quite likely they will do nothing. Unproven goaltending prospects don't have much trade value anyway. Campbell will play in the AHL for the forseeable future. This season he will compete for time with Christopher Nihlstorp who is a seasoned pro coming over from the SEL. If he does well, then he will become the unquestioned AHL #1. If he continues to progress then Bachman will eventually be traded or let go and Campbell will assume the NHL backup role. All of this is so far off down the road that it's impossible to say, really. That's the nature of dealing with young goalies -- you don't make room for them until their play absolutely demands it. It's a slow process that unfolds over several years.

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