Should B's have a Marc Savard night?

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    Should B's have a Marc Savard night?

    I know his time here was fairly short, but he really did help pull this team from the scrap heap, and was arguably one of the best PP specialists the B's have had in a long time.  Contributions aside, he also played hurt (like most players I know) and almost gave his life (ok, a little dramatic) for the black and gold.  I think he deserves some public recognition some day.  What do you think?

     
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    I would have no problem with this....

     
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    In response to hangnail's comment:

    I know his time here was fairly short, but he really did help pull this team from the scrap heap, and was arguably one of the best PP specialists the B's have had in a long time.  Contributions aside, he also played hurt (like most players I know) and almost gave his life (ok, a little dramatic) for the black and gold.  I think he deserves some public recognition some day.  What do you think?



    Save it for the playoffs.  Against Pitt.  

     
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    After Savard has officially retired yes I agree but I woudn't expect much. Fred Cusack barely got 15 minutes pre-game and the announcers booth named after him. How long was he the voice of the Bruins ?

     
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    After Savard has officially retired yes I agree but I woudn't expect much. Fred Cusack barely got 15 minutes pre-game and the announcers booth named after him. How long was he the voice of the Bruins ?

     



    Yah, that was kind of bad.  He deserved more.

     
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    After Savard has officially retired yes I agree but I woudn't expect much. Fred Cusack barely got 15 minutes pre-game and the announcers booth named after him. How long was he the voice of the Bruins ?

    Yah, that was kind of bad.  He deserved more.



    Allot more

     
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    Allot more



    It doesn't make sense either, fans love nostalgia and making a big deal of stuff like that gains more fan loyalty/patronage.  It just makes good business sense.

     
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    t doesn't make sense either, fans love nostalgia and making a big deal of stuff like that gains more fan loyalty/patronage.  It just makes good business sense.

     



    Habs org is a good example of this...they can make the most average former player into a god...

     
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    t doesn't make sense either, fans love nostalgia and making a big deal of stuff like that gains more fan loyalty/patronage.  It just makes good business sense.

     

     



    Habs org is a good example of this...they can make the most average former player into a god...

     



    ...and take 45 minutes in a ceremony to do it.  Heard Gilles Lupien is next. 

     
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    ...and take 45 minutes in a ceremony to do it.  Heard Gilles Lupien is next. 

     



    lol...maybe they will retire the bloody jersey of Pierre Bouchard.....

     
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    ...and take 45 minutes in a ceremony to do it.  Heard Gilles Lupien is next. 

     



    Yep, they are the opposite.  To have as many ceremonies as they do just makes it lose it's meaning.

     
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    ...and take 45 minutes in a ceremony to do it.  Heard Gilles Lupien is next. 

     



    actually so many ceremonies it makes it a farce.

     
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    Three full seasons.  Not ever much of a fan favorite or face of the franchise type of player.  One trip to the second round.  Not a "big bad Bruin".  As the years go by, I think he'll best be rememberd for being knocked out by Cooke.

    Thumbs down to a night honoring him.  Maybe he'll get to drop one of 41 ceremonial pucks.

     
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    Three full seasons.  Not ever much of a fan favorite or face of the franchise type of player.  One trip to the second round.  Not a "big bad Bruin".  As the years go by, I think he'll best be rememberd for being knocked out by Cooke.

    Thumbs down to a night honoring him.  Maybe he'll get to drop one of 41 ceremonial pucks.




    SAD, NAS, just sad

     
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    According to Deleware North's published donation sheet from last year, Jacobs tossed $1 million into a concussion research project in Savard's name. Hearsay is that he gave Savard the tax receipt (the American and Canadian tax systems are very different so that part confused me.). You don't need a "night" to do right by one of your players.

     
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    Three full seasons.  Not ever much of a fan favorite or face of the franchise type of player.  One trip to the second round.  Not a "big bad Bruin".  As the years go by, I think he'll best be rememberd for being knocked out by Cooke.

    Thumbs down to a night honoring him.  Maybe he'll get to drop one of 41 ceremonial pucks.




    Oh, yes, I remember Marc (one of the best passers I have ever seen) asking Matt Cooke before a face-off if he could end it right there for him.
    Right. Three seasons are not enough, and he's certainly not a "big bad disappearing act" like Joe Thornton; besides, as I heard, he doesn't like the bright lights...(facepalm)

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    SAD, NAS, just sad

    I agree with His Lordship

     
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    And there were two trips to the second round (in 2009 and 2010) with him.

     
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    And there were two trips to the second round (in 2009 and 2010) with him.




    Oops.  I forgot he was on board for that Philly series in 2010.  Not really a mark of excellence.

     
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    Three full seasons.  Not ever much of a fan favorite or face of the franchise type of player.  One trip to the second round.  Not a "big bad Bruin".  As the years go by, I think he'll best be rememberd for being knocked out by Cooke.

    Thumbs down to a night honoring him.  Maybe he'll get to drop one of 41 ceremonial pucks.



    I just bought a Savard jersey and t shirt.  2 friends of mine have Savard jersies.  I see a LOT of Savard jersies at games, more than a lot of other former greats - such as Esposito off the top of my head.  I was at one game where he was in a private box and they anounced him and he got a standing o.

    I disagree, a lot of fans like him.  To a lot of fans he represents 'a fallen hero.'

     
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    Re: Should B's have a Marc Savard night?

    At least he got his name on the Cup. Always liked Marc as a player. Made some pretty amazing plays/passes in his time with the Bruins and won't soon forget his overtime goal against the Habs, despite them not completing the comeback in that series.


    Sad that his time was cut short.

     
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    Oops.  I forgot he was on board for that Philly series in 2010.  Not really a mark of excellence.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNo9w7CRnJc


    The guy tried to come back from what would turn out to be most likely a career-ending injury and scored the OT winner in game 1 against the Flyers (his first game back). But yes, not really a mark of excellence...

    You should consider changing your screen name. "Never even grins" or "Not enough gleefulness" = NEG (for negative attitude) would be my suggestions.

     

     
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    Oops.  I forgot he was on board for that Philly series in 2010.  Not really a mark of excellence.

     

     

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNo9w7CRnJc


    The guy tried to come back from what would turn out to be most likely a career-ending injury and scored the OT winner in game 1 against the Flyers (his first game back). But yes, not really a mark of excellence...

    You should consider changing your screen name. "Never even grins" or "Not enough gleefulness" = NEG (for negative attitude) would be my suggestions.

     




    Or change the icon to the grinch.

     
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    Re: Should B's have a Marc Savard night?

    In response to hangnail's comment:

    I know his time here was fairly short, but he really did help pull this team from the scrap heap, and was arguably one of the best PP specialists the B's have had in a long time.  Contributions aside, he also played hurt (like most players I know) and almost gave his life (ok, a little dramatic) for the black and gold.  I think he deserves some public recognition some day.  What do you think?




    ys anually!

     

     
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    Re: Should B's have a Marc Savard night?

    NAS, he absolutely was a fan favorite.  Maybe not among die-hard , played the game, student of the game type fans such as yourself (and I mean that as a compliment)...But he absolutely was a fan favorite among casual fans and women.

    Marketing to women/casual fans (as annoying as it may be) is usually good business.  He helped widen the Bruins target market.  Which in turn created a higher demand, which in turn helped Jacobs get away with drastically increasing ticket sales. 

    And from a hockey pt of view: the PP w/ Savard vs the PP w/out Savard stats

    He should absolutely be honored.  And it should be more than a one night thing.  He was an unbelievable asset from a marketing/business point of view.  I do wish, however, that he would accept a buyout.

     
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