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09-07-2011, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jarek View Post
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.
If Campbell should be a bottom pairing guy, then Gibbs, a clearly inferior defenseman, should be a spare.

It's not like teams don't win Cups with Campbell on their second pairing, right?

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