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#1 Son of a Wing

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:29 PM

Red Wings sign college FA Colin Campbell

 

 

 

Colin Campbell, RW
Senior, Lake Superior State University (WCHA)

Despite a lack of prospects on their rosters in recent years, NHL teams have continually kept a close eye on Lake Superior State. At the end of last season, the Lakers saw Kellen Lain and Buddy Robinson sign with the Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators, respectively. This season, one Lake Superior State player that NHL teams are watching closely is Colin Campbell.

After missing much of his junior campaign last season due to injury, Campbell has bounced back and been an impact player this season. The Pickering, ON native ranks second on the team with 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) in 36 games to date. His 14 goals and three game-winners both lead Lake Superior State.

Campbell is a sturdy 6’1”, 203-pound power forward who is especially strong on the puck. One attribute that has gotten the attention of scouts is Campbell’s sheer strength. Simply put, he’s very difficult to move off of the puck. Campbell uses his powerful frame and tenacity advantageously along the walls and in front of the net, and is also very good cycling the puck. Many of Campbell’s goals aren’t of the pretty variety, but instead come as a result of hard work and relentless battles for loose pucks. He also uses his strength effectively in protecting the puck and maintaining possession. His strength, great play in tight areas and physicality allow him to excel in the muck-and-grind game. Source

 

 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:41 PM

Sounds like another possible Glendening? His O numbers really aren't outstanding for college

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:42 PM

Is he any good?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

So he's our saviour, going to get us into 8th spot?  



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

At the current rate of injuries, he might be our 2nd line RW'er by April 1st...


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:06 PM

Power forward? Why are we even talking about this guy? We'll never see him in a Wings jersey.
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 11:52 PM

Sounds like another possible Glendening? His O numbers really aren't outstanding for college

 

He’s bigger than Luke. 

 

 

And these are Sheahan’s numbers at Notre Dame in his final season of NCAA.

 

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GP - 37

G - 9

A - 16

P - 25

 

So maybe he’s another Sheahan. 


Edited by rick zombo, 16 March 2014 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 12:49 AM

I like it no risk for sure, also good size :)


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

No risk, all reward sort of signing.

 

The only risk is that he will count amongst our 50+ professional contract limit as an undrafted prospect who may/may not work out rather than a traditionally drafted prospect who may/may not workout.

 

Only those with unrelenting hatred of anything this team does due to the fact that we have fallen on hard times recently, bearing in mind that those hard times are consitent with those of every other dynasty franchise in the history of the NHL, can and will find something to complain about this signing.




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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

Don't mind this signing at all. Bigger, grittier RW who bolsters a decimated GR team with the potential to grow into a role with no risk. GR has been absolutely gutted this year and he is not taking anyones spot right now so good for him, hope he surprises everyone and succeeds.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:50 AM

Can his new nickname be "Wheel of Justice"?

 

Or maybe "The Wheel".

 

 

 

 



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:00 AM

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Great signing! We finally have an enforcer now.


Edited by Nevermind, 17 March 2014 - 11:02 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Didn't see anything in the source article or his bio on LSSU's site that says if he shoots righty or lefty. If he is a righty, we may see him fast-tracked.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:49 PM

Well I don't always trust hockey's future, but they listed him as the top college FA this year. Above the haggerty guy that NYR promised NHL playing time.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:07 PM

I like the sounds of this guy. RH, power forward type. Sounds like he's close to being NHL ready too, couple seasons in GR.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Well I don't always trust hockey's future, but they listed him as the top college FA this year. Above the haggerty guy that NYR promised NHL playing time.

 

If you mean this list then unfortunately it's just alphabetically. Unless you're referencing another one?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

Why not, hopefully signing with us will spark some extra motivation and make him strive even harder to get better and take a spot on the team.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

 

If you mean this list then unfortunately it's just alphabetically. Unless you're referencing another one?

Ah yeah thanks for clarifying, I only glanced at the list.

So when are we gonna sign Jake Chelios?



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

anyone know who the top ufa D man in the NCAA we are supposed to be after?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:18 PM

anyone know who the top ufa D man in the NCAA we are supposed to be after?

 

Danny Dekeyser? 

 

I haven't heard/read anything regarding us linked to a defenceman.  Where did you read that regarding this years crop?


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