Thread: Value of: Brian Campbell
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03-11-2013, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
Oilers will have plenty of cap room to fit Campbell in after buying out Horcoff and desperately need a top pairing dman.



2012 2nd rounder
2013 2nd rounder
one of Musil or Marcincin
That is a substantial underpayment for Campbell.

Just one season ago he was #3 in defenseman scoring and #1 in avg TOI in the NHL. Regardless of his +/-, he is still arguably a top 10 defenseman in the league.

There are several teams that are in dire need of a puck-moving defenseman capable of playing 25+ minutes a night. And several would pay through the nose for one.

His contract is one that will turn many teams off, but it shouldn't diminish his value to that extent.

I agree the Oilers should make a huge jump at this guy if his is in fact available, but Florida will definitely have to swallow some salary one way or another.

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