Columbus Blue Jackets offseason recap

Last year: 42-35-5, fifth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by nine points. Key additions: Brandon Saad, Gregory Campbell, Zach Werenski, Gabriel Carlsson, Mike Paliotta, Paul Bittner Key subtractions: Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Mark Letestu, Jeremy Morin, Jack Skille Offense: A team already loaded with young talent pulled off the shocker of the offseason […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hoping personnel changes lead to growth

The Boston Bruins finally gave their team the shake-up that management threatened for years. Gone are Milan Lucic, Dougie Hamilton, Gregory Campbell and Carl Soderberg. Instead, there's Matt Beleskey, Jimmy Hayes, Zac Rinaldo and Matt Irwin. While Bruins GM Don Sweeney did keep some of the team's core players such as Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Sweeney...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets- Primed to fire in 2015

With the throngs of the opening free agent bonanza over and done with, and with most of the NHL rosters pretty much set, are the Columbus Blue Jackets the team that we saw two years ago, or are they the team we saw for much of last season. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The Blue Jackets are actually even better than the team they were back in the 2013-2014 season. With the addition...
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Saad, Campbell bring Cup-winning experience to young team

The Columbus Blue Jackets introduced their two offseason acquisitions, winger Brandon Saad and center Gregory Campbell to the media Wednesday. Saad was acquired in a seven-player trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and recently signed a six-year contract extension. Campbell signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Blue Jackets, coming over from the Boston Bruins. With the...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign veteran center

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Wednesday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Campbell, 31, has registered 68 goals and 108 assists for 176 points and 618 penalty minutes in 721 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers. He has also added...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Signing Joonas Kemppainen Could Compete For Bottom-Six Center Job

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Friday that it’s “highly unlikely” Carl Soderberg will be re-signed. That situation, combined with Gregory Campbell not returning, leaves openings at the third and fourth line center spots. One player expected to compete for one of those jobs in training camp and the preseason is Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen, who Boston signed...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New GM Sweeney clears up personnel talk in conference call

The Bruins may have a new GM, but some old decisions about the team's roster are here to stay. New general manager Don Sweeney held a conference call with reporters on Friday and confirmed the team will be parting ways with long-time fourth liners Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell. The decision to let Paille and Campbell walk was originally made by former general manager Peter Chiarelli...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Have To Be Patient With’ Young Players

The Boston Bruins roster likely will have a younger look to it next season. Fourth-line forwards Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille aren’t being re-signed, and according to reports, third-line center Carl Soderberg also won’t return. There’s also the possibility that defensemen Adam McQuaid and Matt Bartkowski don’t come back, as both players are eligible to become unrestricted...
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Unique Beauty of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 05: Gregory Campbell #11 of the Boston Bruins reacts after being hit by a shot from the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on June 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) With the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-3 victory over the Anaheim...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A look back at Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille's careers in Boston

Campbell and Paille spent the last five seasons together as grinders on the Bruins' fourth line (Photo via Jared Silber and Getty Images) After a sad end to the 2014-2015 season for the Boston Bruins where they failed to qualify for the postseason, the annual summer roster shake up is in full force. Only this summer's shake up is a lot different then it has been in years' past,...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourth Line, Consistency Among Areas Bruins Must Improve For 2015-16

BOSTON — The Bruins cleaned out their lockers Monday as the team met the media for the final time following a disappointing season in which Boston missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07. That said, the B’s did collect 96 points despite losing several players to major injuries and not scoring as many goals as last season. How can the Bruins return to the upper echelon...
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli: Gregory Campbell, Daniel Paille Not Returning To Bruins

BOSTON — Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille won’t be re-signed by the Boston Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday at his end-of-the-season press conference Monday at TD Garden. The two fourth-line forwards have expiring contracts and will be unrestricted free agents on July 1. Campbell was acquired by the Bruins in the summer of 2010 from the Florida Panthers...
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

The Boston Bruins still have an opportunity to clinch a spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, but they need to first take care of business in Saturday night’s regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Even with the Ottawa Senators securing a playoff spot with a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon, the Bruins can still reach the...
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Report: Joe Morrow Recalled, Zdeno Chara Absent

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins were without captain and top-pairing defenseman Zdeno Chara at Monday’s practice. Joe Morrow, who was recalled from the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an emergency basis Monday morning, took his spot on the blue line. He skated on a pairing with Zach Trotman. Chara blocked a shot with his lower left leg during the third period of Saturday...
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Beat Leafs 2-1 In Shootout, Earn Two Important Points In Playoff Race

BOSTON — The Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout Saturday night at TD Garden. The win keeps the B’s in a third-place tie with the Detroit Red Wings in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins have a 3-day break before returning to game action Wednesday in Washington against the Capitals. Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Leafs: 1. Bruins Use New-Look Fourth Line...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Leafs

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins used the same lines at Saturday’s morning skate that they used to score three goals in the third period of Thursday’s 3-2 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings. Brett Connolly, who played right wing on the fourth line for most of Thursday’s matchup, skated at right wing with Milan Lucic and Ryan Spooner. He replaced 18-year-old rookie David...
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Penguins Notes: 5-Game Win Streak Strengthening Chances Of Playoff Berth

The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 at Consol Energy Center on Saturday afternoon, a win that increased the Original Six club’s chances of reaching the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs by 7.2 percent. According to Sports Club Stats, Boston has an 87.1 percent chance of making the playoffs. The two teams chasing the Bruins for a wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference...
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Whose line is it anyways? Campbell returns, Ferlin becomes healthy scratch.

The Boston Bruins had a successful two-day weekend home stand as they defeated Philly in a thrilling 3-2 OT comeback win Saturday. Less then twenty-four hours later Boston defeated Detroit 5-3. During the weekend Boston welcomed back 4th line center Gregory Campbell back to the lineup, as rookie call up Brain Ferlin was made the healthy scratch.http://bruins.nhl.comThis weekend allowed...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Flyers

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins begin a back-to-back set at TD Garden on Saturday afternoon with a matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers are four points in back of the Bruins for the last wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with two more games played than the Original Six club. It goes without saying that Saturday is as close to a must-win as it gets for the...
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Talbot to the rescue?

Talbot leading the stretch after this mornings practice. Via NHL BruinsMax Talbot is now a member of the Boston Bruins. An interesting trade deadline acquisition by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, to say the least. While the majority of Bruins fans were looking to land a bigger fish, this move does ultimately make sense.Taking a look at this addition, for it's worth, you can see how big...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Lines, Pairings After 2015 NHL Trade Deadline

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins made three trades on Monday’s NHL trade deadline and acquired two players, right winger Brett Connolly and center Max Talbot, who will make an impact in the near future. The Bruins decided not to pay steep prices on the trade market to acquire rental players, so they will hope the current roster is good enough to secure a playoff spot and go on a...
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Upper body injury to sideline Boston Bruins' Gregory Campbell at least one week

The Boston Bruins continue to get hit hard with the injury bug this season,especially in the past couple of days. 
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Gregory Campbell Out At Least One Week With Upper Body Injury

BOSTON — Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell will be out of the lineup for at least one week with an upper body injury, head coach Claude Julien said Tuesday. “He will be re-evaluated after a week,” Julien added. Campbell was not on the ice for the team’s morning skate ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Vancuver Canucks at TD Garden. Chris Kelly skated in Campbell’s...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Boston Bruins Buy Or Sell At The Trade Deadline?

Paul Bereswill / Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) I’ll save you the annoyance of a buried lede: The Bruins should be sellers at the trade deadline this year. As currently constituted, the Bruins are hanging onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, and the Panthers are four points behind them with a game in hand. And, outside of a good run in January, the...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

'Green Men' entertain Gregory Campbell at Canucks game (GIF)

The "Green Men", known as the most famous fans of the Vancouver Canucks, had some fun with Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell during his visit to the penalty box during the first period of Friday night's game at the Rogers Arena.Campbell was given a four minute double minor for high sticking at the 12:30 mark of the first period. During Campbell's stay in the box, the Green...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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