Foxy Friday: Gregory Campbell

9 Mar

This week, we’re going to the bench and giving the 4th line some playing time.

We thought it was time to give some love to the muckers and the grinders, the gritty players who claw and fight and forcheck their ways into our hearts.  While they might not show up on stat sheets or make it to ESPN’s Top 10, they are still deserving on our love.

And none is as deserving…or as foxy as Gregory Campbell, 4th line center for the Boston Bruins.

Thank you Lord for the v-neck tshirt.

Mean mugging with Horton and Looch

Campbell, or Soupy as he is affectionally known, came to the Bruins along with Nathan Horton in a trade at the beginning of the Bruins’s spectacular Stanley Cup season of 2010-2011.  He’s 6ft, 197 lbs of solid hockey man and has been a stalwart on the Bruins’ aggressive and impressive 4th line (aka the Merlot Line because of their wine colored practice jerseys) for much of the time he’s been with the Bs.

Hey Gurl.

He has ingraciated himself with the Bruins fans for his consistent and smart play…and his ability to bloody and pummel opposing players when the occasion call.  Sometimes he gets pummelled in return, but that just part of the game.  As the great band The New Radicals once said, “You gotta get what you give.”

Taking one for the team

He was a critical part of the Bruins’ Stanley Cup run where he masterfully center the penalty kill, limiting the Canucks to just two power-play goals in seven games.  He forechecks like a mutha.   He is strong on the face-off.  He even scores goals occasionally, like this beaut from last night’s game vs. the Sabres.

He has lovely eyes.  And his beard…well we all know how I feel about beards.

His arms inspire sonnets and proclamations of undying love.

He brings tasty pies to those that do not have pies.

He likes things shiny.

Sure, his dad might be Colin Campbell, former director of hockey operations for the NHL, but don’t think for one minute that this guy hasn’t earned his place in the NHL through nepotism or favoritism. He earned it through grit, determination, and and smart hockey sense.

He is an invaluable part of the Bruins squad and that alone makes him worth for this Foxy Friday honor.

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9 Responses to “Foxy Friday: Gregory Campbell”

  1. Pants March 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    He’s so Boston! If I saw those three walking down the street, I wouldn’t know whether to cross the road or do a full ‘bend and snap” routine.

    PS: If someone showed up here right night in a v-neck shirt with some Mike’s Patries… it would be like that show When Animals Attack. I don’t even care if they play hockey.

    • Chuck March 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      The pastries from Modern are better but I would never turn away a man who brings me pie.

      Never.

      Especially if he looks like that.

  2. Shi March 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw him washing the cup. Dear lord, I can even overlook the fact that he’s wearing Crocs, and that’s really saying something.

    • Chuck March 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Nobody is looking at his crocs.

      • Beth Krinock (@BKNY1999) March 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

        Yeah, I sure didn’t notice his crocs.

        • Eileen March 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

          Never got that far down, he could have been wearing skates for all I know

  3. Amanda March 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    New standard: if you’re going to wash the cup, you must dress like that.

  4. Deanna March 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Ohhhh wow. Those eyes, that smile, and those arms are a deadly combination

  5. CaseyT March 12, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    there’s a reason why he’s my favorite… sadly, he’s a very much taken man as Tyler Seguin announced during an interview the other day… sorry to be a killjoy. But, what I would GIVE to be that woman…

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