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.