Thread: Confirmed with Link: Montreal Signs Chris Campoli..1 year/1.75M
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09-26-2011, 04:00 PM
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How could anyone be dissapointed with this move? Our defense has not been very good in the pre season. At best. This is clearly a guy who turned off some teams by his attitude regarding the whole contract signing process. In terms of how he was regarded before this off season: he rewarded the Islanders with a late 1st round from Ottawa (granted Comrie was included) and he rewarded Ottawa with a 2nd round pick! The same value we got for the Wiz.

In terms of what he brings, it certainly wont be physicality. He is obviously replacing Weber. Yemelin has his spot down.

Also those of you criticizing Spacek are in for a reality check. This guy is going to be a top 6 defenceman. He looks faster out there and has always been a relatively solid player in terms of positioning.

Lets say that Markov is out until the All Star break - worst case scenario. That will give us:

Subban
Gorges
Gill
Spacek
Yemelin
Campoli
Weber
Woywitka

Mitera
Diaz

That is not very good depth and experience. I like the move by Gauthier, but I am worried about our defense.

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