Bruins midseason report card: Of Marchand and men …

Gregory Campbell

Grade: B

While Paille’s been finishing, Campbell still always seems snake-bit when he gets his chances. He’s a minus on the season as well, so in the second half he’s going to have to get that back up on the right side of the ledger.

Chris Bourque

Grade: F

While he showed he was ready to play in the NHL full-time, Bourque also showed he wasn’t a fit for the Bruins’ third line. He’s probably not a fit anywhere in Boston’s lineup and would be better suited lacing up his skates for a team with lower expectations and more job openings. One goal scored in 18 games wrote Bourque’s ticket back to Providence.


Jay Pandolfo: Has looked surprisingly fleet of foot and should be a solid fill-in for the stretch run.

Lane MacDermid: Young player has proven he can play in addition to his tough-guy duties and might come in handy when injuries hit.

Jordan Caron: This is the first-round pick’s best chance to establish himself as a full-time NHLer. Boston’s third line might be the perfect place for him.

Jamie Tardif: Long-time AHLer didn’t look out of place providing energy on the fourth line.

Ryan Spooner: One of Boston’s top prospects might get a longer look depending on Kelly’s status. A playmaker that should be ready to chip in.

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