I hope this isn't some pissing match between Campoli and Bowman that results in us getting Lepisto and more cap space. If Bowman really wants to legitimize his thought process, he definitely needs to make a trade for something to help the team.
This is a bad move and downgrade by not getting Campoli. If it does anything good; it is this: IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO PLAYERS IF YOU WANT TO BE A BLACKHAWK....and play for a winner then be reasonable and avoid arbitration.
So it definitely sounds like Campoli priced himself off the hawks. 3mil per? yea, no thanks. Most he should get would be the Frolik contract. 3yrs/7mil.
A guy I know from another board said he saw toews and campoli at the beach like 6-8 weeks ago and he talked to them for a little bit. He said campoli seemed like a tool, makes it easier to believe now .
I'm glad he won't be back and that Bowman didn't give into his demands. That will teach players for going to arbitration with Chicago.
First Niemi, and now Campoli. If players don't want to play in Chicago, get them the hell out of here.
I'm upset because our team is worse now than it was before this, but I'm willing to live with that just for the sake of letting all other RFA's know that CHicago doesn't F around.
I wonder though, why does Bowman come out and publicly say this, or even tell Chris this? Why not just keep quiet, shop him to other GM's, if you don't get a trade, see what the arb. award is and if it's something awesome, take it!
But I guess if they are that far apart, Campoli clearly doesn't care to be a part of the Hawks, so adios.
Last edited by Hawkaholic: 07-15-2011 at 04:09 PM.