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Video: Brian Campbell's big hit on Ville Leino

Jun 5, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

When people think of Brian Campbell, they either consider his spin-o-ramas, general offensive ability or – if you’re a glass half empty type – his enormous $7.1 million annual cap hit. But hockey fans with at least a decent memory may also remember that, every now and then, “Soupy” can unleash a maniacal hit.

He did it years ago as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, laying out then-Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger. Campbell added to his big hit playoff resume in a big way in Game 4, with this violent hit of Ville Leino. Of course, Leino would have the last laugh when he scored what would be the game winning goal in the third period.

  1. AJ - Jun 5, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    Looks like he leads with his elbow to the head…isn’t this the type of hit they wanted to try to get rid of?

  2. aaaarrrggghhhhhh - Jun 6, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    for all of the whining and complaining from chicago fans (and too many hockey writers) regarding calls not going their way (see every pronger reference), it’s funny that i don’t hear their fat mouths on this head shot. i also did not hear anything regarding ben eager leaving his feet for a blatant charge as well. nice way to look at the game objectively you idiots.

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