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Fourth line is critical to Bruins

WILMINGTON — Together, Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, and Shawn Thornton are the spoked-B come alive.

When they’re humming, the fourth-line grinders represent the values of the brand: courage, tenacity, and dedication. On Saturday, when the 48-game season begins at TD Garden against the New York Rangers, their jobs will be no different than the task their coaches have always demanded.

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