How many Providence Bruins forwards will it take to remedy the Bruins scoring woes?

The Bruins have called up Carter Camper from Providence only one day after he scored his first professional career hat trick against the Connecticut Whale yesterday afternoon. With the Bruins plummeting faster than a diving Hab, will Camper help kick start this B’s offense? Or will he be so-so like the others that have been called up this season.

First it was Jordan Caron. He’s been hot and cold in the games he’s played so far, but he notched one of the two goals scored in Fridays loss to Winnipeg so we won’t complain. Then there was Zach Hamill, who received a swift kick out the door and back to Providence after doing a whole lot of nothing during his stay.  Josh Hennessy was called up to help the slumping offense this past week. He’s still getting a feel for  Claude Julien’s system and how the other players work so we won’t pass judgement on him quite yet. He’s strong when it comes to puck protection and lord knows, we need someone to protect the puck so it doesn’t ever make it to our net.  That brings us to the newest forward to be called up, Carter Camper.

Camper has dressed for 53 games with the P-Bruins this season and has totals of 14-24-38 in those games, the highest point total on the team. Before coming to Providence, he played for Miami University with totals ranging from 41 to 57 at seasons end. He was the only Providence Bruin in attendance at this years AHL All Star weekend. As mentioned above, Camper recorded his first pro career hat trick yesterday against Connecticut. As someone who watched this happen in person, I can tell you exactly how he scored those three goals. He crashed the net like it was going out of style. What have the Bruins been lacking recently when it came to goal scoring? Someone that was just going to drive towards the net. Camper seems to favor this method when it comes to scoring goals, and if he can do this  in any of the Bruins upcoming games then this call up will have been a great success.

Not sure what line he is going to fit on if and when he gets to play. Julien will obviously give Caron and Hennessy one more shot against the Blues, and then scratch whoever doesn’t perform up to his standards. We’ll most likely (hopefully) see Camper skating with the Bruins when they visit Buffalo for the first time since that faith shattering loss only two weeks ago. Since Kelly is skating up on the first line with Lucic and Krejci, Camper will probably play alongside Caron and Pouliot. Despite how inconsistent that may sound. His spot will all depend on who plays poorly against St. Louis.

I can’t help but root for the guy. Its his first NHL call-up, so he’s going to be eager to skate and display his talent. Hopefully his talent on the baby Bruins will take the journey with him to St.Louis.

 

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