2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part IV)
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02-12-2013, 11:38 AM
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Would anyone take Brian Campbell on their team?
PP speacialist, and can hold his own defensively. Wicked with the poke check in his own zone. Great skater for the big ice.
My view is that he'd be redundant in a 7-man defense group that already includes Letang (who's he's most similar to, but not quite as good as), Doughty, Keith, and Pietrangelo. Letang should fill the same role as Boyle did in 2010 - PP specialist, puck-mover, competent defensively.
With the roster sizes expanding to 25 (implying 8 defensemen), I wouldn't personally be appalled if Campbell was selected, but my guess is that the bottom-pairing guys will be comprised of the likes of Staal, Seabrook, Hamhuis - defensive defencemen.
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