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Cam Neely‘s last seasons with the Bruins were tough ones, and that’s what made officially saying goodbye to the game so tough.
After being checked by Ulf Samuelsson in Game 3 of the 1991 Prince of Wales Conference Finals, Neely never fully recovered from his knee injury. The right winger missed all but 22 games during the following two seasons and played in just 162 games through the rest of his career.
In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we revisit Neely’s tough decision to finally hang up his cleats for good. Neely battled his knee injury and a degenerative hip condition that forced him into early retirement after the 1995-96 season at the age of 31.
Bam-Bam Cam finished his career with 395 goals and 694 points. The Bruins retired his No. 8 jersey on Jan. 12, 2004.
Check out the above video to re-live Neely’s emotional press conference where he announces his retirement from the NHL.
Photo via Facebook/Cam Neely
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Bobby Robins, by all accounts, is a good guy and a good teammate. That’s why he took some time after practice Thursday to teach one of his teammates how to fight.
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Celebrities and various Bruins players join Looch to raise money for “Celebrities For Charity”.
Countless fans of the Black & Gold attend the game to...
Boston Bruins forward #34 Carl Soderberg will likely have a bigger impact with big club this season
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Bruins winger Milan Lucic has become a fan favorite since his arrival in 2007. “Looch” embodies what it means to be a Big, Bad Bruin. He plays with reckless abandon and will drop the gloves with anyone. Many have compared him to Bruins legendary power forward Cam Neely.
So let’s take a photo journey with Milan Lucic from his childhood to Black & Gold bruiser.
The last time we saw Gregory Campbell on the ice in the black and gold, the Bruins center was limping to the bench. He was doing so, of course, after blocking a slap shot from Evgeni Malkin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals and then finishing the shift on one leg.
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The hockey drought has finally come to an end with the Bruins rookie camp kicking off on Wednesday.
The 22 roster hopefuls laced up their skates for the first time in the week-long camp, but one player who can now shed the rookie title stopped by Ristuccia Arena. Heading into his second year with the B’s, Dougie Hamilton said knowing everybody and knowing what to expect already...
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Every hockey player dreams of driving the Zamboni but has any hockey fan ever dreamed of designing one? If you have, you’re in luck.
EchoStor, one of the Bruins’ Zamboni sponsors is asking fans to help design their ice maker for the 2013-14 season. Fans are asked to send design ideas in and the person with the best design will win two tickets to a Bruins game and a ride on the...
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Dennis Seidenberg recently recalled the anxiety he was feeling in the fall of 2009 during a chat with unsigned veteran defenseman Ryan Whitney.
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The Bruins announced their rookie camp roster and schedule a few days ago. Here is the roster:
BOSTON BRUINS 2013-14 ROOKIE CAMP ROSTER:
FORWARDS: Anthony Camara, Mitchell Dempsey, Campbell Elynuik, Alex Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Seth Griffith, Jayden Hart, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, Matthew Lindblad, Wayne Simpson, Ryan Spooner, Maxime Villemaire
Never fear, hockey fans — The NHL season is just around the corner.
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Bruins winger Brad Marchand is known for his feisty, gritty play and to be honest his nose. Fans Of the Black & Gold know him as the Nose Face Killah.
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