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Gregory Campbell is Tyler Seguin’s zen master

Apr 23, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

Tyler Seguin, David Krejci AP

Tyler Seguin hasn’t been much of a force for the Bruins in their first round series with Washington until yesterday. Seguin scored the game-winner in overtime to send the series to a seventh game. Struggling when you’re a big name kid in a city that desires a winner is hard.

Fortunately for Seguin he had his own personal guru in roommate Gregory Campbell. Campbell tells Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com that he’s happy to help take the pressure off a kid eager to do well in a tough town.

“Well, I’m not a motivational speaker,” said Campbell. “I’ve been roommates with him two years now and I’ve developed a relationship where I could tell that he was extremely disappointed [during the week]. He’s a star player. He’s going to be the face of the franchise sooner rather than later. He cares a lot and the growing pains have been there for the last two seasons.

“He put together a lot of points for us, but everybody expects so much out of him. He’s had a giant bear on his shoulders out there [in the playoffs].”

Who knew the Bruins got a part-time shrink when they got Campbell from Florida a few seasons ago. Now Boston will hope Seguin can keep the positive mojo rolling along into Wednesday night’s Game 7 as they try to defend the Stanley Cup.

  1. govtminion - Apr 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Oooh! OOOOH! I know what comes next! We have a post mentioning Gregory Campbell in some way, shape, or form, so now it’s time for someone to make a retarded joke about Colin helping the Bruins out!

    Double or nothing that habsman makes it! And then we’ll all laugh, right?

  2. broadstbully33 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    does it matter? philly just destroyed ” the best team in the league and two best players”…. that is the only story that matters until start of second round

    • govtminion - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      Yeah, that’s a decent point. It’s not like anyone out there would care about the other seven playoff series on a site like ProHockeyTalk, right?

      There’s plenty of Flyers articles. You’ll survive a few about other teams. Promise.

    • upyourstodd - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      So the Defending Stanley Cup Champions trying to stay alive is no story at all? Great logic brother. By the way, Philly played a team that forgot to play defense with a goalie who couldnt stop a beachball…which, with the exception of Game 6, could be said for the Flyers as well.

  3. groess - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    IF the Bruins are fortunate enough to advance, you are not going to see the chances you got against the Pens, I can guarantee you that. Relax Flyer fans…you’ve won one series so far, and you better hope your goaltenders get their act together or it will be the same old story in Philly…good team, no goaltender.

  4. broadstbully33 - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    just breakin balls boston fans. in all honesty i hope philly boston match up in CF it would be epic and boston is the only east coast team i have respect for they play hard and honest unlike pit

    • thesableo - Apr 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      I think in a weird way Boston fans also kind of like Philly, even though we hate your team. You guys don’t get offended when we’re d*cks, because you are also d*cks. It’s fun.

  5. groess - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I hear ya broadstreet…it would be a nasty series!

  6. habsflop - Apr 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    A Bruins vs. Flyers conference final would be EPIC, just as entertainig as the Phi vs Pitt series but with actuall defensive hockey being played and at least 1 goalie making saves

  7. govtminion - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    I admit, a third year in a row of meeting the Flyers in the playoffs would be pretty entertaining. Between those two teams, they may need to check both arenas for structural damage afterwards from all the big hits.

  8. broadstbully33 - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    2010 was spectacular for philly fans
    2011 was spectacular gor boston fans
    2012 epic if it happens always great hockey between these 2 rivals…
    lets be honest what philly did to pit was great but it wasnt playoff hockey

  9. dropthepuckeh - Apr 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    I think Gregory Campbell has been such an integral part of the Bruins success since he came over from FL. The guy stays below the radar unless you are on the opposing team and then he is a incredible menace. The guy kills penalties, will fight anyone, and then says all the right and humble things. All of those guys on the fourth line can score goals as well. Campbell seems like such an under-rated piece of the puzzle. The Dallas game last year when he fought Ott because of something that had happened years before was epic. Another guy who understands the game, respects the code and brings it all to every game while allowing others to get the attention. Seguin could learn a lot from him so I hope they continue to room together.

  10. mgp1219 - Apr 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Gotta love the character of this team. Go B’s!!

  11. neelyisgod - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Let’s go Bruins!!!!!

  12. cweez2 - Apr 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    He needs to let Seguin know that it wasn’t nice to steal Mike D’s chain.

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