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09-07-2011, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by vecens24 View Post
Oh, well at least I thought jarek said he had better things to do than troll Campbell. Good stuff. Absolute joke. You clearly have no idea the impact Campbell had on those Buffalo teams. The year he was the number one in ice time, they were also the number one offensive team in the NHL by a far margin I believe. Do we seriously not think that had a lot to do with Campbell's puck rushing and moving abilities? And you also clearly never watched the Sabres if you think Lydman (who WILL eventually get drafted in this thing) and Tallinder wouldn't have cracked other teams' rosters, let alone most other teams top 4s.
I do know the impact he had. The highest any of those teams placed on the PP was 9th, and Campbell was always tops in PP TOI/G for them on D. They relied a lot on their forwards to score at even strength. Obviously, Campbell's speed and passing ability likely helped them a lot, but in an all time sense, does that make up for his deficiencies in his own zone and his lack of physicality? I don't think so. Campbell should be a specialist on a bottom pairing.. not a defenseman in the top-4.

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