Milan Lucic and the Kings are off to an underwhelming start to the season.  (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

A look at how former Bruins have started with new teams

DJ Bean
October 16, 2015 - 9:09 am
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The Bruins' changes this summer meant familiar faces are gone and new ones have arrived. Though the B's can't be happy with their start, it'€™s also been a mixed bag for those to whom they bid adieu. Jimmy Hayes'€™ four-point performance on Wednesday aside, Boston'€™s newcomers have been slow to get adjusted. Here'€™s a look at how the former Bruins have started with their new teams: Milan Lucic, Kings: It'€™s been a very quiet start for both the Kings (0-3-0) and Lucic. Through three games, Lucic has landed just two shots on goal. The bad news there is that he has zero points, but the good news is that he'€™s one point away from tying for the team lead. He played the first two games on a line with Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, but the Kings have since pulled the plug on that experiment. Lucic is now skating with Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli. Dougie Hamilton, Flames: Playing on what should be a stellar top pairing with T.J. Brodie out, Hamilton and Mark Giordano haven'€™t had the hottest start together. Though Hamilton scored a power-play goal in Calgary'€™s second game of the season, he'€™s been on the ice for just one even-strength goal for and four goals against. All four of those goals came on shifts played with Giordano. Martin Jones, Sharks: Though only Bruins property for less than five days, it's worth including Jones here for the sake of justifying what looked like a rather odd trade at the time. After getting Jones in the Lucic trade, the Bruins got the Sharks to surrender a first-round pick and a prospect (Sean Kuraly) for the former Kings backup goaltender. So far, the deal hasn't looked like as much of a steal for the Bruins as it did back in June. Jones has been absolutely lights-out with two shutouts and a .987 save percentage in three starts for San Jose. Carl Soderberg, Avalanche: Wednesday night saw Soderberg'€™s former teammates make his new contract look not-so-good. Soderberg was on the ice for goals by Boston'€™s second, third and fourth lines. The 30-year-old center had assists in each of Colorado'€™s first two games. Reilly Smith, Panthers: Smith'€™s doing a little bit of everything for the Panthers, including killing penalties after never being used in that role as a Bruin. Smith has a pair of goals (both of which he scored in his Panthers debut) and an assist through four games on a line with Nick Bjugstad and Brandon Pirri. Gregory Campbell, Blue Jackets: The former Merlot-Liner is averaging a little under 11 minutes a night through four games with Columbus and so far the results haven'€™t been great. His line is getting outscored (three goals against, none for) and Campbell has managed just one shot on net. Matt Bartkowski, Canucks: Bartkowski has suited up in all four of the Canucks'€™ games after being in and out of Boston'€™s lineup over the years. He'€™s been used on Vancouver'€™s second pairing with Dan Hamhuis, which has held up well despite its poor possession numbers. He has an assist on the season, but he's still looking for his first regular-season goal 135 games into his career. Daniel Paille, Rockford IceHogs (AHL): After spending training camp with the Blackhawks on a professional tryout, the 31-year-old left wing went to Chicago'€™s AHL camp before signing with the IceHogs. He'€™s played one game for them, recording no points. Niklas Svedberg, Ufa Salavat Yulayev (KHL): Svedberg went to the KHL after a statistically decent showing with the Bruins, but one that saw the B'€™s lose confidence in him and stop playing him. So far, Claude Julien appears to have been in the right. Svedberg has an .887 save percentage in 19 games in Russia. Peter Chiarelli, Oilers: It'€™s going to be a while before the Oilers are competitive. That they had to play the Blues twice in their first four games makes their 0-4-0 start less than surprising.