BOSTON — The Bruins’ PR staff made it clear this morning that Gregory Campbell was available to speak after the team’s morning skate today, but only about hockey.
That meant no questions related to the alleged Colin Campbell email scandal, which started with a post by Edmonton blogger Tyler Dellow last night.
So, no one talked to the Bruins’ fourth-line center some eight hours prior to Boston’s home game with New Jersey. Nor was center Marc Savard, the player most affected by the Colin Campbell emails, available to address the matter. Savard hasn’t spoken to the media for a couple weeks while continuing to recover from post-concussion syndrome.
For now, I’ll reserve judgment on the matter until the NHL acknowledges it and/or another major news source reports on the story. So far, TSN and ESPN have neglected to post anything on their Web sites on the matter.
For those not familiar with the situation, Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports has a great breakdown of story. If these emails are 100 percent legit, Campbell should obviously be forced to resign his position as the league’s disciplinarian as soon as possible.
Last October, Robert Cribb of The Star reported on other damning emails from the Dean Warren case, which do not mention any players but do prove that Campbell has a history of not being to smart about what he puts in an email.