I'm just not going to expect anything from Campbell aside from taking up some minutes to help alleviate some ice time from the top three dmen. Doughty, Martinez and Voynov should all be logging plenty of minutes.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I've seen him play ever since he arrived in Manchester, he has improved a lot, but not enough in my mind at all to be an NHL defenseman.
Campbell has about 20 career fights between juniors and AHL...averages about 2 per year. Let's see if he can play with some fire.
BTW, what happened Muzzin and his physicallity? He has been invisible in that regard.
I'd imagine they're (or he?) just trying to keep him from going out of position--I remember him blowing people up his first few games in his last stint, but ending up in random places on the ice. he's not the most agile guy and has a pretty poor first step--if hes out of position, he's toast.
If its an emergency recall, would he still have to clear waivers to be demoted?
Campbell and Bodnarchuck cleared waivers at the start of the year. Meaning that until they play 10 games or spend 30 days on a pro roster they do not have to clear waivers again. Rotating them actually helps prevent either one from hitting that milestone.
Muzzin is going to make rookie mistakes, but he has to learn from them.
Drewiske is Drewiske.
Martinez though, he's been all over the place. I think he's making a lot of bad passes, passes that he wasn't making last year, especially in the playoffs. That's been the case with the whole team, but because Martinez has had to play more than usual, he's kind of sticking out to me.
Hmm. Well, apparently Campbell is already in Nashville. So, maybe Scuds is okay and they just want to give Campbell a shot as the 7th d-man. The Mayor's Manor speculates the move was likely made prior to the game verse Columbus.
Hahaha that was my tweet to The Mayor!!! Give me credit
Didn't Muzzin win awards in juniors for the hardest hitter or something? A shame that he hasn't developed those tools.
Not that I remember. The only award he ever recieved that I can recall is the Max Kaminsky award for best defensemen in the OHL, and he won that in his 4th year of Juniors when he lead the Hounds in scoring with like 60 something points.
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I honestly think Drewiske has played pretty well so far this season. You have to keep in mind that Drewiske and Muzzin are replacing two of our best defensive defensemen and most physical as well. The Kings are really lacking that physical element on the back end so far which I think is part of the reason they've looked sloppy in their own end at times. Muzzin has played like a rookie. He has been good at times and worse others. Martinez is kinda all over the place as well. I think he has been playing well offensively but his work in our own end has been spotty.
I remember a few years ago at Frozen Fury DL was sitting pretty close by and we walked up and said something to him during a stoppage and he had Andrew Cambell's name all over the papers in front of him.
I think I recall some posts in the past indicating Andrew Campbell has sort of been a pet project of DL's. He's always been fond of the kid, which is why I'm surprised he hasn't had a cup of coffee before now. But I guess that and the Hickey situation show DL doesn't pull favorite's or worry about how he looks, which is a good attribute.
The Kings also announced that they have assigned defenceman Andrew Campbell to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.