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#1 David Puddy

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:01 AM

Someone pick me up off the floor...

 

http://sports.yahoo....-213825535.html

 

"The Boston Bruins' big Game 3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins was not without a big loss. Gregory Campbell, one of the key members of a penalty kill that's been flawless in the Eastern Conference Final, broke his leg blocking a shot midway through the second. He's out indefinitely.

But before he left the game, Campbell spent nearly a full minute giving his team an emotional boost, fighting through the pain and remaining in the shooting lane as the Penguins pressed for the go-ahead goal. ...

This is the moment that led to the #ImGregoryCampbell hashtag on Twitter, where hockey fans shared small moments of perseverance, many of which were badass on first glance, and kind of stupid on second thought."

 

 

And the winner is...

 

Had Sean Avery on our team. #ImGregoryCampbell

— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) June 6, 2013


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#2 Devilsfan118

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

:lol: oh my that's fantastic. Simply fantastic
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:35 AM

Gained so much more respect for Campbell. That,s the heart of a warrior there. Word!
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:01 AM

hahahah that is great.

 

and yes, that is a moment that should be talked about for a while


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

True soldier.. Type of guy every team wants
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, it's all fine and dandy and it's certainly ballsy and tough. Got it. I noticed the Q of the day over at puck daddy was about whether blocking that shot was noble or stupid.

It was noble, but it wasn't like he saved his team from elimination by doing this. Boston likely would have won the game anyways. I think it's actually a real tough question because where is that line in a game or a series where 1 play, 1 shot is more important than being able to play out the rest of the playoffs?

I get that Campbell isn't gonna make or break that team, but still, it takes away from their depth. To me, it's a pretty hard call to make whether it's worth it to go down to block a shot(I'm assuming that if he tried to block the shot standing up that he may have faired better having the shot hit the shin pad dead on as opposed to on the side, which is how it appeared to me in the crappy youtube video I saw).


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#7 CarterforPresident

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:59 AM

Players drop to block shots all the time.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:51 AM

Yeah, it's all fine and dandy and it's certainly ballsy and tough. Got it. I noticed the Q of the day over at puck daddy was about whether blocking that shot was noble or stupid.

It was noble, but it wasn't like he saved his team from elimination by doing this. Boston likely would have won the game anyways. I think it's actually a real tough question because where is that line in a game or a series where 1 play, 1 shot is more important than being able to play out the rest of the playoffs?

I get that Campbell isn't gonna make or break that team, but still, it takes away from their depth. To me, it's a pretty hard call to make whether it's worth it to go down to block a shot(I'm assuming that if he tried to block the shot standing up that he may have faired better having the shot hit the shin pad dead on as opposed to on the side, which is how it appeared to me in the crappy youtube video I saw).

If you never put yourself in harm's way, you're not going to win in the playoffs.  Sure it sucks to lose a player for the rest of the playoffs, but if their team was consciously trying to avoid potentially dangerous situations in order to keep their roster together, they most likely wouldn't have gotten this far.  Also if he tried to block it standing up, he wouldn't have blocked it at all because he wasn't standing in front of the shot, he had to slide to get there.  I suppose he could have slid with the front of his legs facing the shot though.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

If you never put yourself in harm's way, you're not going to win in the playoffs.  Sure it sucks to lose a player for the rest of the playoffs, but if their team was consciously trying to avoid potentially dangerous situations in order to keep their roster together, they most likely wouldn't have gotten this far.  Also if he tried to block it standing up, he wouldn't have blocked it at all because he wasn't standing in front of the shot, he had to slide to get there.  I suppose he could have slid with the front of his legs facing the shot though.

Which is why I said it's a pretty tough question. I imagine trying to slide quickly on your side is difficult and the reason why he was laying flat when the shot hit him. I'm just saying, is there ever a point where making a dangerous play to block a shot, despite it's risk to injure you, that it's worthwhile for the gain you may make from it? Is that the entire season? Just the playoffs? If you block a shot dangerously, like Hjalmarsson was it on Chicago that decided to turn sideways to block the shot? That was stupid in my mind, he set himself up to get hurt there, lucky it wasn't any worse.


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