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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