- Decent puckmover
- Signed for a decent price and only one year
- Can help motivate guys like Weber, Yemelin and Spacek to pick up their games so they don't get scratched
- We didn't have to give up any assets
- Can be traded for an asset if our guys stay healthy and we don't need him
Don't see any reason to bash the signing, would rather have more talent on defense then have to trade picks to fill our D if there are any injuries.
I liked Campoli when he came to the Sens. Not a special player, but a decent one with good mobility and an aggressive attitude on the ice (so maybe not the best fit with JM). Over on the Hawks board pretty much every poster who's commented has said they'd have been happy to have him on the deal he signed with the habs, but at that time he wanted more. I've been worried by Weber's camp as I find his offensive upside has fully stalled out and his d was already week. The team is built to collapse in our own end and look for transition offense. Campoli can do that a hell of a lot better than Paul Mara could, and he didn't cost squat. Frankly it's hard for me to fault PG on this.
Well, we knew that PG wanted to sign Hamrlik before he became a free agent, and since he didn't sign a replacement, you have to think he's had his eye on picking up a dman. The injuries in camp probably helped him make the decision to do so.
This is a good depth signing that will not cost us any picks
Everybody is trying to look into this and over-analyze it.
IMHO it's as simple as the habs not liking what they see in Weber/Diaz/Woywitka.
When Markov first went under the knife the projection was end Oct to Mid Nov if I remember right, all of a sudden the sky is falling cuz he won't be ready for the start of the year?
Hate to tell you that it is what it is.
The way i see it we got a deal on the guy; his arbitration award was 2.5 mill, we signed him for 1.75 mill (insurance policy money as opposed to a 2nd rounder)