Brian Campbell Traded to Sharks

Brian Campbell Traded to Sharks

There are 43 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from Feb 26, 2008, titled Brian Campbell Traded to Sharks. In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

News 4 has learned Campbell been traded. News 4's Robin Adams has the latest from HSBC Arena.

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Glo

Buffalo, NY

#1 Feb 26, 2008
Sabres management did it again...refuse to give Campbell a long term contract, and lose a key player...where have I seen this before??
erin

Buffalo, NY

#2 Feb 26, 2008
why
joe nowakowski

United States

#3 Feb 26, 2008
I'm not saddened at all by the trade of Campbell. Yes Campbell is a good but mediocre defensemen. He stated how he wanted to stay in Buffalo, but I guess 6 million a year isn't enough. His agent as well was thinking about his pocket book instead of outside concerns that Campbell may have had. Truth of the matter is someone will replace Brian for less money and do just as well of a job. Joe
Rusty

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2008
So how many 1 rounders do we have now?
Eagle

United States

#5 Feb 26, 2008
So Brian says that it wasn't up to him. Well, if it's not his decision, who's is it??? It's amazing to me that people trash what a working person is getting for wages (I.e. American Axle) yet they find no problem with these overpaid children running around in most pro sports get paid to play a game. No one should make millions to do anything. So a 3 year contract worth millions wasn't good enough for you Brian?? You never know when you can lose your life out there? Well, in the real world where people work real jobs and go to work everyday, all year (unionized or not), we can lose our life everyday because of the real hazards that exist for all of us. And guess what? We don't make millions to go to work (and you don't WORK you PLAY)! And should we live long enough to retire, we must struggle to make ends meet. Believe me. Pay me only ONE MILLION dollars right now and I'll be set for life! So Brian (and the greedy ones like you), get the hell out,and stay out of town.

My God people, wake the hell up would you??? You trash an honest working American for what they may get for wages yet you support what people get for playing some games (PART TIME NO LESS)! Get a life!!! Look around you! Some poor working class overpaid slob made the vehicle your driving...the home you live in etc.. What in Gods name is wrong with you IGNORANT/STUPID AMERICANS?? Our country became great by being UNITED and guess what??? UNITED = UNION Think a UNION means great pay and benefits??? Think again. Ask someone at Tops what they make for just one example. No one should get paid more than the top job in our country (that would be the president).

It's time that all LEGAL Americans get together and use there voice for the good of all of us! We are supposed to be the UNTITED States of America. Let's start showing it again! Do we really need another World Trade Center or a suicide bomber to wake us up? Stop picking on the working class citizens for what they may EARN, STOP supporting these GROSSLY overpaid game players and START to focus your anger on Washington, DC and GREEDY corporate America BEFORE it is truly too late!!

"Until the USA starts taking care of the US in the USA...we're screwed!(Eagle)
Glo

Buffalo, NY

#6 Feb 26, 2008
erin wrote:
why
because Mr. Golisano obviously needs more money.
Amanda

Buffalo, NY

#7 Feb 26, 2008
I rally don't think that the sabres should of traded Brian Campbell at all. I think that Lindy ruff is going to realize that there was a huge mistake and having brian gone. I will miss him dearly and i don't want people booing him either as he said he didn't want.
jeff miller

Lewiston, ME

#8 Feb 26, 2008
haha we screwed up again
Greg

Buffalo, NY

#9 Feb 26, 2008
Support Golisano buy your sabres pins, he needs more money.
Melissa

Delevan, NY

#10 Feb 26, 2008
HA! Now we get to listen to how he 'wanted' to move from Buffalo, how he wasn't offered what he thought was fair, and how sad it will be to leave such a great fan base. Doesn't this all sound familiar? I wish I had a job where I could hold out for 6 million, my students don't even have enough food on the table. It is time that SOME players get some perspective. I am so proud of Pat Kane... what a role model for our youth AND FROM BUFFALO!!!!
Melissa

Delevan, NY

#11 Feb 26, 2008
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!
Jane

East Amherst, NY

#12 Feb 26, 2008
I am sad to see Soupy leave, but I don't take his departure personally. Afterall, it is a business and people come and go as in any other work place. And good lord Eagle, get some therapy.
Eagle

United States

#13 Feb 26, 2008
Jane wrote:
I am sad to see Soupy leave, but I don't take his departure personally. Afterall, it is a business and people come and go as in any other work place. And good lord Eagle, get some therapy.
What's sad is to feel sad about an overpaid kid playing a sport that even remotely thinks he or anyone else should get that kind of money!All the while some people are bashing people who actually work (and earn what they make) for a living! We Americans need to get our s**t straight!
liza

AOL

#14 Feb 26, 2008
I am VERY disappointed in the sabres choice to trade Cambell. They have let drury,briere,and now campbell go for ONE player... All of these combined had us in a great position last year...I really saw how upset this man was and would honor his wish not NOT to boo him when he returns to play us....You will be sorely missed Brian thank you for a great season!
Rich Osborne

Buffalo, NY

#15 Feb 26, 2008
Briere - gone, Drury - gone, Campbell - gone, who's next? TSN says Miller is certainly next. Where is the commitment to win by ownership? Other teams in the playoff race traded up... We fill HSBC every night, I think the ownership thinks Buffalo is a city content with mediocrity. I've got an idea - fire Quinn!
The Juice

Norfolk, VA

#16 Feb 26, 2008
Glo wrote:
Sabres management did it again...refuse to give Campbell a long term contract, and lose a key player...where have I seen this before??
So none of this is on players shoulders at all? Turning down a contract offer and then not willing to talk. Sends a message you are gonna play free agent market. Mgmt did what they had to do. This is a business and Soupy new that.
mrsafetyman

Buffalo, NY

#17 Feb 26, 2008
I cannot believe how nieve people who do not play sports really are. Brian Campbell will be well missed on defense and rushing the puck out of our end. Pay for athletes is quite different from the normal working man. Sports is physically demanding and players have a short career as opposed to most people. They should make the maximum they can because before you know it their career is over. Being an athlete today requires constant working out and physical and psychological effort. More than most of us. Heck just look the majority of us are overweight and couldn't keep up the athletes today. The fans demand the athlete be in this shape and perform. If this is so easy this athlete stuff, you try it. Most would never make it and never do. Its just a real shame that football players make more than hockey players for less games played. Maybe the stadiums need to be made larger to accomodate a fair salary for hockey players. For the amount of game played I believe they are the lowest paid athlete in sports and something needs to be done. Wheres the fan and ownership loyalty like when the Knoxs were around. You didn't see them trading Gilbert, Robert or Martin quite that quickly as we did with Briere, Drury and Campbell. Looks like our small market team will never compete with the larger market teams and unless there is some real put out by the rookies, we probably will never see a winning team in Buffalo again! I sold my tickets for the Bills and now the Sabres. Why should I too be loyal.
mrsafetyman

Buffalo, NY

#18 Feb 26, 2008
cannot believe how nieve people who do not play sports really are. Brian Campbell will be well missed on defense and rushing the puck out of our end. Pay for athletes is quite different from the normal working man. Sports is physically demanding and players have a short career as opposed to most people. They should make the maximum they can because before you know it their career is over. Being an athlete today requires constant working out and physical and psychological effort. More than most of us. Heck just look the majority of us are overweight and couldn't keep up the athletes today. The fans demand the athlete be in this shape and perform. If this is so easy this athlete stuff, you try it. Most would never make it and never do. Its just a real shame that football players make more than hockey players for less games played. Maybe the stadiums need to be made larger to accomodate a fair salary for hockey players. For the amount of game played I believe they are the lowest paid athlete in sports and something needs to be done. Wheres the fan and ownership loyalty like when the Knoxs were around. You didn't see them trading Gilbert, Robert or Martin quite that quickly as we did with Briere, Drury and Campbell. Looks like our small market team will never compete with the larger market teams and unless there is some real put out by the rookies, we probably will never see a winning team in Buffalo again! I sold my tickets for the Bills and now the Sabres. Why should I too be loyal.
The Juice

Norfolk, VA

#19 Feb 26, 2008
Rich Osborne wrote:
I think the ownership thinks Buffalo is a city content with mediocrity. I've got an idea - fire Quinn!
Buffalo ALWAYS HAS BEEN A SMALL MARKET TOWN. Matter of record and fact. Can't afford to make outlandish offers and deals. Soupy talked about looking out for family in his press conference...well 3 yr at $6 Million sounds nice to many in this town. Hell 90% could live comfortably off interest alone. So WHY NOT TAKE DEAL and talk again in three years?

Soupy knew what he was doing. You don't turn down an offer and then say you don't want to talk negotiations...tells team you are playing market.

This is not teams fault. We would curse front office if we didn't trade him and he left on free agency.

$6 Million dollar over three years for playing a SPORT? and only last 5 months? WAKE UP.
Shoppingfreak

Hamburg, NY

#20 Feb 26, 2008
I am going to miss Brian Campbell. I will
really miss you!!!!

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