For the last couple fantasy hockey campaigns, D Brian Campbell of the Florida Panthers has been a steady producer. He has constantly showed up in the box score and is always thinking like an offensive-minded player.
However, Soupy is off to a rather slow start in 2013. The defenseman has only racked up five points through the first 12 games and has had problems contributing for fantasy owners on a regular basis. Needless to say, after a slow start BC has found himself on a majority of waiver wires around the fantasy world.
Things are not as bad as they seem for the 34-year-old, though. Campbell came up huge for Florida when Dmitri Kulikov was ejected early in the first period of a game this week. Campbell was on the ice for every scenario and ended the game with a respectable plus-2 rating. He once again proved his value to the team and it is only a matter of time until he starts putting up better numbers.
The veteran is still averaging 25:43 minutes per game of ice time, which just shows how much of a workhorse BC still is for Florida. Campbell is also getting plenty of time on the power play, as two of his five points this year have come with the man advantage.
Campbell is a worthy pickup in any format, and regardless of the slow start, he will finish the season with top-25 numbers.