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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Marc Savard wants to retire a Bruin

In an interview today, Marc Savard said he would like to retire a Bruin.

"Myself coming into the league I had a lot of growing pains to go through. Coming into the league I played with the Rangers and we had a lot of stars and obviously it was hard for me to make a name there. I went to Calgary and got a great opportunity to play. When I moved on to Atlanta that’s where things started to get a lot better. Obviously Coach Hartley really helped me out and I owe him a lot to him – especially in the early stages — because he basically told me there’s the ball right there and if you want to take it then just go. He gave me a lot of ice time and I was able to succeed there before I moved on to Boston, where I’m happy and I hope that i can finish out my career here and keep getting better."
When was the last time a Bruins player said that?  We have come a long long way since the O'Connell/Sinden years.  It is good to hear he wants to stay.  This guy is an elite player who is very underrated in the league.  He is now getting some more notability from the recent success of the Bruins.

What would it cost to re-sign him?  He'll be 31 when his deal is up.   A 3-4 year deal worth an AAV of 5.5-6 million seems fair.  It also depends on the cap situation for the Bruins and the league as a whole.  This is a special player though.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont bash the prior managment a lot of their guys play for this team now

6:25 PM  
Blogger BruinsFan35 said...

Congrats you can read the Globe, Sinden deserves to be bashed. Personally I'd love to see Savard end his career here. Hopefully there's money and a ring that make that an easy decision for him.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

savard may complain alot but he is the man. hes grown as a hockey player and i think all of boston(except that idiot harry) would welcome him to an extension

8:00 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

With all due respect to what Sinden did for the Bruins, he absolutely deserves to be bashed.

Keep in mind that with good playoff runs, cup runs at that; he would take a home team discount to stay on a winning team.

I really cant say enough about him, and to be honest, I like Savard as a Bruin more than I did Joe T, which is saying alot.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the globe comment. While O'connell and Sinden might be responsible for some of the current roster, I wouldn't say they are praise worthy. They made a lot of mistakes, and everyone gets lucky.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous da wreck said...

Not that I'm wanting to start any stupid rumours or I'm assuming anything, but with a guy like Savard saying that he wants to stay in Boston, it makes it easier for players want to stay, and for guys to want to play for the Bruins. What a nice and welcome change in Boston.

GO B's.

12:25 AM  
Blogger BruinsFan35 said...

That Globe article was a joke. I love how it gave credit to Gorton (interim GM) for all of P.C.'s unofficial signings. Lucic, Savard
Kessel, Chara all P.C.'s guys but because leagally he wasn't supposed to take over the G.M. role at the time the Globe gives Gorton the credit for signing/drafting them.

Sinden ruined this team in the 90's and with help from O'Connell made Boston a team nobody wanted to play for. Thanks to P.C. and Cam Neely you've got guys like Blake Wheeler thrilled to come here, and Savard ready to stay until he retires. Oh ya and we have the 2nd best record in the league!

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ban wagon...no one wanted pc when he got here...but who cares who makes the choices as long as we got the winnin product out there

2:12 AM  
Anonymous jimmy50 said...

I wouldn't say no one wanted PC.

Remember the youtube video when Gorton wanted to trade up for Backstrom instead of taking Kessel.

Lets just enjoy this team no matter how it was constructed.

P.S. Chiarelli is the right man for the job!

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sindin may have drafted a few of the players on this team, but were he still running it, they would likely be playing elsewhere, while end of the road veterens would be playing prominent roles.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Jefe77 said...

I would have to say, I was almost crying for a new GM by the time PC got here.

Hell, it was so obvious how players felt about Bruins management. There were "rumors", all sorts of crap surfaced about why free agents scoffed at the idea of playing for a backstabbing, faithless, faceless hockey team.

Even after they drafted Joe and Sammy, had Anson and Jason come in with some success,...those Joe T teams were built for the now, not the future.

This team is different, we have CULTURED our team to the point its at, playes want to play here...there is NO coincidence that the Bruins are doing well; we have depth in the system.



Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I think I will spend this day in gratitude that I have stuck with this team like so many you through all the hard times.

While one thing should NEVER falter; your pride as a Bruins fan, you my fellow Bruins fans deserve to have a great team to watch.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll be 33 by the time his contract is up. He's 31 now.
I love this guy, and deserves to stay, but I doubt they will.

10:36 AM  
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