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Marc Savard Knows Ex-Bruins Teammate Nathan Horton’s Pain, Has Advice

Nathan Horton is faced with a life-changing decision: Have surgery on his degenerative back injury or continue suffering through extensive pain that prohibits him from playing hockey at age 29. If anyone can relate to Horton’s predicament, it’s Marc Savard. Savard, now 37 years old, played with Horton on the Boston Bruins and was the victim of Matt...
Via NESN.com
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Torey Krug: ‘I Want To Be In Boston For As Long As I Can’

BOSTON — Torey Krug finally arrived to Bruins training camp Monday morning for his first practice after signing a one-year, $1.4 million contract to end his time as a restricted free agent. With Boston’s difficult salary cap situation — the team has under $500,000 of space (with Marc Savard’s contract on LTIR figured in), per CapGeek — agreeing to a long-term extension...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins give David Krejci contract extension

According to the Czech website Hokej.cz, David Krejci is getting paid. Krejci will carry the highest cap hit of any Boston Bruins player during the 2015-16 season. The reported terms are six-years, $43.5 million. TSNs Aaron Ward has details on the extension: David Krejci and #Bruins (7.25M,7.25M,7.5M,7.5M,7M,7M) No Move in years 1 thru 4 and a limited no trade clause in years 5...
Via Sports-Glory
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Smith and the ‘Look-Up Line’

http://justcureparalysis.org Could there be a change on the horizon in the way the game of hockey approaches dangerous hits along the boards? If Thomas Smith has his way, this is just the beginning. Smith was paralyzed playing for the Boston Junior A Bulldogs when he went headfirst into the boards while trying to avoid a collision. Somehow, he came back and resumed playing hockey...
Via Sports-Glory
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Depth Chart 2014 2015

English: Français: Boston Bruins C 1. David Krejci  2. Patrice Bergeron  3. Carl Soderberg  4. Gregory Campbell  5. Marc Savard (LTI) L 1. Milan Lucic  2. Brad Marchand  3. Matt Fraser  4. Daniel Paille  R 1. Loui Eriksson  2. Reilly Smith  3. Chris Kelly ...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Bruins Center Marc Savard To Join OHL’s Ottawa 67s As Scout

Marc Savard’s NHL career is over, but he’ll still be involved in hockey. The former Boston Bruins center will be a scout for the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League, according to Chris Stevenson of NHL Home Ice XM 218. Former #bostonbruins star Marc Savard is going to be a scout for the #ottawa67s this season.— Chris Stevenson (@CJ_Stevenson) August 11, 2014 Savard, who...
Via NESN.com
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Savard becomes a scout for the Ottawa 67s

Former Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is about to begin his next chapter in hockey. Savard’s career came to an unfortunate end in 2010-11 as he battled post-concussion syndrome, but he has now accepted a position to become a scout for the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League. Former #bostonbruins star Marc Savard is going to be a scout for the #ottawa67s this season. —...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Savard becomes a scout for the Ottawa 67s

Former Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is about to begin his next chapter in hockey. Savard’s career came to an unfortunate end in 2010-11 as he battled post-concussion syndrome, but he has now accepted a position to become a scout for the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League. Former #bostonbruins star Marc Savard is going to be a scout for the #ottawa67s this season. —...
Via Bloguin Best
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins Re-Sign Matt Bartkowski To One-Year, $1.25 Million Contract

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was among 20 NHL players who elected for salary arbitration earlier this month, but the 26-year-old was reportedly able to come to terms on a new contract before his July 30 hearing. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports it’s a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. Bartkowski’s salary in 2013-14 was $650,000. It’s common for players to...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Prospect David Pastrnak Could Push For NHL Roster Spot In Training Camp

Jarome Iginla’s offseason departure has created a need on the Boston Bruins’ roster for a winger with goal-scoring ability and a right-handed shot. Given the B’s lack of salary cap space — about $4.4 million when Marc Savard’s contract goes on LTIR — filling this void through the NHL’s free agent market isn’t likely. The best option is to find a solution from within...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

B's and Matt Bartkowski avoid arbitration, agree to one-year, $1.25 million deal

With a July 30 arbitration hearing looming, the Bruins and defenseman Matt Bartkowski decided to skip out on a late July trip to Toronto.Bart is Back (via boston.cbs.local.com)According to CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Boston and Bartkowski have avoided their arbitration hearing and instead agreed to a one -year, $1.25 million deal for the upcoming 2014-15 season. With the deal already...
Via BruinsLife
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Savard, LTIR and the Salary Cap: What It All Means.

I know Savard’s LTIR status is brought up a lot, so here we go. Before Free Agency starts in about 45 minutes, lets talk about Savard’s LTIR money. Teams who have LTIR candidates (Boston, Philly) DO NOT get IR cap relief in the summer, but those teams are given a 10% overage allowance to spend on top of the cap limit. Once Savard qualifies for LTIR, the Bruins can designate him...
Via Days of Y'Orr
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL announces salary cap at $69 million, leaving B's with just under $6 million in room

The off-season for the Boston Bruins just got a whole lot more difficult. And that's putting it lightly.Through multiple reports, the NHL has settled on the final cap number for the upcoming 2014-15 season: it is is $69 million. Many projected the cap to creep right above the $71 million mark. It isn't. And this is bad news for the Bruins. Very bad news.With the final number set...
Via BruinsLife
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Announces $69 Million Salary Cap For 2014-15 Season

The NHL announced the salary cap figures for the 2014-15 season on Friday, and the ceiling is not as high as initially expected. The upper limit (cap) is $69 million, the midpoint is $60 million and the cap floor is $51 million. The cap was expected to be about $70-71 million. The final figure, which is $4.7 million higher than last year’s cap, could force teams to unload salary...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: B's dealt $4.75 million cap penalty for the 14-15 season

Although not official yet, the numbers are starting to trickle through the cracks in regards to the bonus penalties charged to the salary caps of the 30 NHL teams this off-season. And the Boston Bruins have the largest of them all.According to the always trusty and super reliable capgeek.com, the Bruins have been docked $4.75 million against the cap this upcoming year for bonuses...
Via BruinsLife
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pez Plays Armchair GM

Welcome one and all to the second annual “Pez Plays Armchair GM”, which is one of my favorite posts to write. I’m not even going to preface anything, lets just get into it. Note: Capgeek does not count the Iginla bonus against the Bruins cap. To counteract this, I subtracted the $4.2M that Iginla earned from the current $71,100,000 salary cap. This leaves Boston with a current...
Via Days of Y'Orr
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotes from Savard’s TSN Interview

Marc Savard was arguably one of the best playmakers in the NHL before Matt Cooke decided to go King Henry VIII on him on the ice. It spurred Rule 48 and every hit — legal or otherwise — being put under a microscope. Last night, Savard joined the folks on TSN for an interview. Here are some quotes (taken from PuckDaddy), and some tweets: On Rule 48: “At the end of the day, I...
Via Days of Y'Orr
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand, Marc Savard Offer Support To Rich Peverley

Hockey is a very close-knit community, so it came as no surprise when Rich Peverley’s collapse during Monday night’s Dallas Stars-Columbus Blue Jackets game was followed quickly by an outpouring of support from around the NHL. Some of it came from players who had been teammates of the Stars winger in the past (Brad Marchand, Marc Savard, Evander Kane), and some from others just...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Was It a Snub?: Part 2 - Lucic not chosen for Team Canada

When Team USA revealed their Olympic hockey roster for the Sochi Games, Bruins young-gun Torey Krug did not make the final cut, raising the question if Team USA made a mistake in leaving the 22-year-old defensemen off the roster.With the reveal of the Team Canada roster, there were a few notable names left off the list, too. Those include Flyers captain Claude Giroux, Sharks' skaters Logan...
Via BruinsLife
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Current Bruins Player Was Born in Ottawa?

The city of Ottawa, like just about every major city in Canada, is the home to many young boys who grew up to be NHL players. Players like Mike Gartner, Rod Brind’Amour and Denis Potvin were all born in Ottawa, and they all went on to have fantastic NHL careers with each surpassing 1,000 career points. Gartner and Potvin have both been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and...
Via NESN.com
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins win emotionally charged game late

The Bruins and Penguins rivalry has escalated even further after last nights game. (Photo credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins rivalry has grown tremendously over the last few seasons beginning with the illegal hit that ended Marc Savard’s career.  The Bruins bullied the Pens in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals on their way to...
Via isportsweb.com
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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