Attention Real Estate Agents. Soupy's can will soon be ready for showing. ( Bad pun, oh well must be tired)
Lets face it Sabre fans Campbell is as good as gone. Did anyone catch his comments today after practice?http://eod.liquidviewer.c...wgr/20080219_campbell.wma
He is truly a dejected individual. He has been a roller coster of emotions for the past few weeks. And who could really blame him? First he breaks off talks with the team, then wants to be a Sabre then there is today. There are thoughts by some he wants to be a Sabre next Wednesday and beyond. He even has said that himself. ( Atleast publically) Or is it just a show to put some more mud on the Sabres braintrust ( Regier & Quinn) face? I believe he is a goner. If not Tuesday then July 1st for sure.
I have been told by a source who knows Brian he is as good as gone. I was even told he doesn't feel like the Sabres are committed to winning anymore. I wonder if the team just letting guys like McKee, Dumont, Grier, Zubrus, Briere & Drury leave for nothing has something to do with that. Or was it the teams lack of filling those voids via the Free-Agent Frenzy that was last July 1? If what I was wold is correct & I were Soupy i would feel that way as well.
Sabres brass should HOPEFULLY learn from their recent & frequent misfortunes and get while the gettins good. Trade Campbell NOW. Get prospects, picks & bodies for the future. Lets not forget the relationship with Rochester is nearly over and they have to fill a full minor league roster next season.
Honestly can they even afford to keep Brian past this season? Lets remember they need to get Miller extended as fast as possible. And in the wake of the Lunqvist signing, signing Soupy to a contract even close to that of Dion Phaneuf makes that really tough. The Sabres need to look no further than Wednesdays opp. to see what locking up 3-4 players to big time contracts will do to a team. Tampa Bay has a huge chucnk of the cap locked up in Vinny, Brad, Martin & Dan. They are a shell of the 2003-04 team that won it all. I'm not saying they can't win a cup if they do sign Campbell to a big deal and keep him. But what happens if they do and then have problems in 2 years (or less) in filling out their roster?
For the good of the team MR. QUINN let Darcy do his fricking job already. You have already messed up this franchise once. Please dont do it again. Why dont you concentrate your efforts on developing the waterfront.