Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/29/11 at 02:52 AM ET
from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
A few weeks ago when the Panthers were acting like kids playing keepaway on an outdoor skating rink in Manhattan’s Central Park, no one was having more fun or more success than red-headed defenseman Brian Campbell.
Campbell always looks like he’s out for an afternoon skate in the park, but similar to all great point guards in basketball, he makes everyone around him better with his hockey IQ, skating prowess, vision and passing skills.
“Every time he steps on the ice it doesn’t seem as if he’s trying so much because it’s so easy for him, but I know a lot of hard work was behind it,’’ Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky said Wednesday, who along with teammate Kris Versteeg played with Campbell on the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship team two seasons ago.
“It’s like he’s got eyes behind the back of his head. He has the best vision to read the game and anticipate where the players are going to be.’‘
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