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Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

Posted on: September 12, 2011 2:36 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 4:02 pm
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By Brian Stubits

Here's some welcome good news for Marc Savard, who could possibly have played his last game in the NHL due to concussion issues: he's going to have his name etched into the Stanley Cup after all.

 General manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday at the team's charity golf tournament that Savard's name will be inscribed on the trophy with his teammates.

Savard, who played just 25 games because of post-concussion syndrome, didn't meet the minimum requirement of 41 games played to appear on the Cup, but Chiarelli insisted he would petition the league to have Savard's name added. Apparently he was convincing.

He did get the greatest perk in sports already despite not being on the Cup, getting a day all to himself to spend with the prized trophy.

Chiarelli announced two weeks ago that Savard is unlikely to play at all next season, so he won't be able to help the B's defend the Cup. Moreover, Chiarelli says the team isn't counting on Savard ever playing again.

If the Bruins GM is correct and Savard is finished, he'll go out a champion, and he'll be able to point to the Cup to prove it.

Also Monday, Bruins forward Nathan Horton, who was injured during the Stanley Cup finals against Vancouver, said he is skating again and ready for the start of training camp this week.

Photo: Getty Images

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:01 pm
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 14, 2011 9:53 am
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

He did everything asked of him and deserves to be on the cup with the others.  Good for Chiarreli, the Bruins, the NHL, and Savard.



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 8:26 am
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

Congrats Savard!  I hope your career isn't over.  It would be a shame.



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

He Deserves it. And as far as I'm concerened if his teammates think he should be on it thats all that matters.He has been a big part of the team.



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: September 13, 2011 10:10 am
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

It goes both ways scorpio, Chara's hit on Pacioretty was a cheap shot as well, yet Chara continued to play while Pacioretty had neck fractures and a concussion.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: September 13, 2011 1:09 am
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

I am very happy to ehar that his name will go on the Grail. Well deserved. Unfortunately the cheap shot artist who hit him can play every game. When these cheap shots happen the player who commits the cheap shot should not be able to play again until the player they hurt can. Piece of dog s&*t



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 13, 2011 12:25 am
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

If I had a hockey stick I'd be tapping it along the side boards right now. Every once in awhile someone gets it. Gratz Savard, you earned it.

I'd be tapping my stick along the side boards with ya because Marc Savard was an excellent player that deserves something good to happen to him right now.  I became a Savard fan not too long before Matt Cooke put him out when I saw him in a fairly long interview. I forget what show he was on but it was a great interview.  Although the guy is very wealthy I found out he's no different then one of use. He still hangs out with his old friends from when he was a kid and some others he's been friends with a long time.  He takes care of his friends as well, he was joking about how every single time he buys a nice new golf club one of his buddies steals it from him soon enough, basically telling him he can afford to go get another one. He jokes about it and doesn't care because his friends and family are everything to him.

Great guy who could have had an even better career but Matt Cooke had other plans for him..... too bad. 



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

Nice gesture. So awful to see a great player who flew under the radar his whole career get the game taken away from him when he finally plays for a contender.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

*tapping right along on the boards*

Detroit petitioned and got Vladimir Konstantinov's name on the Cup in 1998, after his injury ended his career. Savard deserves it as well. 



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Bruins' Savard will get name on Stanley Cup

If I had a hockey stick I'd be tapping it along the side boards right now. Every once in awhile someone gets it. Gratz Savard, you earned it.


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