Thread: Value of: Brian Campbell
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03-11-2013, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by officeglen View Post
I do when he is a lot ahead of most of his team. Put in other terms, why is he playing like poop?
From the few Panthers games I've watched Campbell was easily Florida's best player, and as usual when the puck was on his stick he would usually gain center-ice or make good outlet passes.

He's -17 on a team that has been outscored by 34, which is about right for a d-man who plays almost half the game. If anything his share of ice-time comes matched up against better forwards rather than 3rd-4th liners.

In the back-and-forth of plus/minus he's getting minuses thanks to starting goaltenders with save percentages of .893 and .852 turning routine saves into goals against.

Conversely the pluses that should be off-setting the minuses aren't coming when your presumed top forward (Weiss) has one goal in 17 games before a season-ending injury and the forwards getting the most ice-time on your team are named Fleishmann, Goc and Kopecky who are a notch or seven below any NHL team's top forwards...........

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