BOSTON — An elephant never forgets and obviously neither does Gregory Campbell.
When asked about his longevity in the NHL, Mark Recchi often credits his love of red wine.
Tonight the veteran winger, who scored the game-winning goal, and the Bruins benefited from an on-ice drop of “Merlot” from Gregory Campbell, who keyed the Bruins’ dramatic 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – Maybe Bruins forwards Brad Marchand, Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton should’ve just stuck with the name “Energy Line” or accepted their status as the club’s fourth line.
BOSTON — There’s only two things Gregory Campbell knows how to do in order to stem the tide of controversy that has come his way because of the recent revelations that his father – longtime NHL Executive VP Colin Campbell – used emails to subordinates to criticize Bruins center Marc Savard.
If Bruins center Gregory Campbell is benefiting from nepotism right now, it’s impossible to tell.
With his rarely-wavering sandpaper approach to the game and his ever-increasing penalty-minute total – he’s at 26 PIM through eight games – Gregory Campbell long ago lost his chance at the Lady Byng Award for gentlemanly play.
Here’s a Tweet I wish I read before the Bruins’ locker room here in Wilmington, Mass., closed to the media.
BOSTON – The Bruins are reaping the benefits right now of the player and person Gregory Campbell has become since his teen and pre-teen years.
That development started with the New York Rangers organization.
BOSTON — Neither Washington forward Matt Hendricks nor Bruins center Gregory Campbell will reveal if there was any animosity between the two prior to ther recent flaring of tempers.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Two seasons ago, Gregory Campbell contributed a career-high 13 goals for the Florida Panthers. That same season, Bruins winger Shawn Thornton also set a personal best with six scores for the Black and Gold.
Bruins center Gregory Campbell probably knows winger Nathan Horton best among those in the Boston locker room because the two came over together in the offseason trade with Florida.
So there’s no better Bruins player to decipher Horton’s fast start than Campbell.
WILMINGTON, Mass. – The last couple seasons, Colin Campbell’s name around the Bruins has been associated with as much venom as Alex Rodriguez or Bucky Dent around the Red Sox.
This season, Bruins fans are going to have to separate their disgust with the NHL Director of Hockey Operations, who has been in charge of every non-satisfactory suspension ruling that has affected the club the last two years, and their desire for their new center Gregory Campbell to contribute to team’s success.
More often than not since Peter Chiarelli took over as general manager, the Bruins have avoided arbitration with eligible players.
It appears that trend is close to continuing.
The NHLPA has yet to release the dates officially, but it seems that if the Bruins go to arbitration with Blake Wheeler and Gregory Campbell, they now know when they’ll be doing the hearing.
While the majority of his charming of the Bruins fans will have to be done with his stick and his skates come fall, newly acquired winger Nathan Horton impressed many today during an introductory conference call when he read off a laundry list of Bruins greats – including Phil Esposito, Gerry Cheevers and his agent Bobby Orr – that he wants to make proud in black and gold.
Horton’s hoping that leaving the instability (five coaches in six seasons) and indifference of South Florida will help him get his NHL career back on track. The No. 3 overall pick in 2003 has seen his goal total decrease from 31 to 27 to 22 to 20 over the last four seasons.