Brian Campbell: Overrated or Just Overpaid?

August 20th, 2010 by Mikal Elyse Leave a reply »
On a daily basis NHL fans protest Brian Campbell’s contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. In July of 2008 the Blackhawks signed Campbell to an eight year deal that fetches around $7.1 million a year. It was reported that other teams offered more eye-catching contracts, but Campbell still chose Chicago to be his new home.

For the past two seasons, Blackhawks fans and NHL fans have disputed Campbell's contract with remarks along the lines of "Campbell is overrated" or "Campbell is overpaid."

In the 2008-2009 season Campbell accrued 52 points in the regular season. As for 2009-2010 he was limited to 68 games and broke his streak of playing 388 consecutive games. Alexander Ovechkin prevented Campbell from finishing the regular season energetic and healthy with a boarding incident.

After that occurrence, Campbell was expected to miss 7-8 weeks. Despite this, he managed to return by Game Four in the first round of the playoffs. Upon his return, the Blackhawks went on to win three straight games, defeat the Nashville Predators, and ultimately win the Stanley Cup Finals.

Take away the salary cap, and Campbell is worth the money he gets p ...

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