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Gregory Campbell’s summer home in Ontario is outfitted with his “man-cave” area, housing a great deal of memorabilia. However, one piece stands out the most - a collection of pieces of the Bruins game-used sticks from the Game 7 victory that earned the B’s the Cup.

"That’s an invaluable piece that can never be remade, so I’m pretty proud to hang that on my wall."

Rightfully so, Campbell labels winning the Stanley Cup as “the proudest and best moment of my life.”

Click here to watch a video of Gregory describing the memorabilia.

Believe It!

CORNWALL, PEI — As his own day with the Stanley Cup got into high gear, Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid talked about his favorite memory from the B’s championship run.

"Definitely the parade," he said of the Bruins record setting rolling rally. "That’s when it really hit home.

"To see the reaction of the fans and the support that we had was pretty great."

Hail to the Victor — B’s defenseman Steve Kampfer began today’s interview about his Thursday with the Stanley Cup by thinking about the moments immediately following the Bruins Game 7 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

"It was an exciting time to receive the Cup and then take a victory lap," said Kampfer while wearing a wide grin in the visitors locker room of the University of Michigan’s Yost Arena. "It was fun to get the picture and raise it up over the head for the first time.

"Then, to hand it off to somebody else Knowing what your team accomplished is amazing," he said.

Still Smiling... — Generally, Johnny Boychuk is the happiest person that you could encounter on any given day.

Add the Stanley Cup and, well, let’s just say that even the distance from Edmonton to Boston (and a so-so phone connection) couldn’t hide “the happy” in the defenseman’s voice as he talked about his time with the Cup.

Every moment of the day resonated with the Edmonton native, who brought “The Jug” back to Alberta on August 19.

The Sheriff Feels Lucky — Defenseman Shane Hnidy said that if he had been told in January that he would rejoin the Boston Bruins and be a Stanley Cup champion in June he would have said, “I Better get to work! Because I wasn’t in shape yet.”

But Hnidy pointed out that in hockey, you never can tell.

"You cant predict the future," he said. "But when the Bruins showed interest and it started coming closer to being a reality, I made sure I was going to get ready."

Tim's Day in Davison — As he sat behind a desk for a press conference on the football field at his old high school in Davison, Michigan, B’s goaltender Tim Thomas was asked about his visit home and the many laurels that were bestowed on him in recognition of his Stanley Cup heroics.

"No I didn’t think id have a bridge named after me I was pretty surprised when that happened," said Thomas of the naming of a local span and the keys to the city given in his honor on "Tim Thomas Day” in Davison.

"It’s pretty cool."

On the Other Hand...

BROCKVILLE, Ontario — The Boston Bruins  Doug Jarvis is a six-time Stanley Cup champion — four times as a player, two as an assistant coach — and asked to put those numbers in perspective the B’s assistant coach said that each win was special and unique.

"I think that’s especially so this year," he said. "I think the fact that there’s been a lot of years go by since the Bruins have won, I think made it special.

"I think the team itself, I think with the character of our team and the chemistry, they were really a group that played for each other."

In Good Company

OTTAWA, Ontario — The old proverb says, “You can judge a man by the company he keeps.”

And the company that Chris Kelly kept during his day with the Stanley Cup was pretty special.

"The one thing that I truly knew I wanted to do when I had the Cup was take it to CHEO, which is the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario," said Kelly. "Just to put a smile on a kid’s face or a parent’s face — for five minutes even — was something that I wanted to do."

Hundreds of Smiles for Stanley

GUELPH, Ontario — Rich Peverley's time with the Stanley Cup began in the basement of his home, where his family gathered to take professional photographs with the world's most well known still life.

"Well I’m just enjoying some time now, alone [at home]," he said when visited Guelph this morning.

"When I first came here I spent some time with the family and then the whole circus came to town and we got all of our family here and getting pictures," continued the forward. "Then we’re going to head to the rink downtown and we’re going to bring it to the city and hopefully everybody in the city is able to enjoy it.