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01-29-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post

And Campbell over Fowler was a bad move. Fowler will have at least 3 seasons of NHL contribution provided to the Ducks before Campbell could even conceivably compete for an NHL spot. In all likelihood he'll have a 4-5 season head start and this is assuming Campbell makes the NHL at all. For Campbell to match this over the course of both of their careers he will have to be a significantly better goalie than Fowler is a defenseman. If Fowler doesn't progress any further and turns out to be a 2nd pairing type then Campbell will have to be a full-time starter. If Fowler gets better and becomes a first pairing D, Campbell will need to be an elite starter. If Fowler becomes an All-Star level player, Campbell will need to be one of the best goalies of all time.

I mean, watch Fowler and he's already a better player than Goligoski...
That's a tough situation to compare. If Fowler had been drafted by Dallas he would have gone back to the OHL for at least one more season. Also the way this team handles young defensemen in the the NHL doesn't inspire great confidence that Fowler's first 3 NHL seasons in Dallas would have been better than Niskanen's. Fowler could someday be a top pairing defenseman or he could be MA Bergeron 2.0. If Dallas had drafted him and rushed him to the NHL I think we would be looking at the next MA Bergeron.

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