Boston Bruins center Marc Savard will be in the last season of his four-year deal when the 2009-10 season opens. Barring a trade, he’ll be skating in black and gold. And he wouldn’t mind knowing that more seasons with Boston will be in the offing.
“I’d like to finish here. I really don’t want to move around anymore,” he said today. “I’m very happy here. I love the fans, I love the city. … I’m open to anything so we’ll see what happens.”
“I think it’d be nice for anybody to be able to do something like that,” he continued. “At the end of the day, I know I just have to wait and see.”
Savard recorded an assist in the Bruins’ Game 7 loss to Carolina, but obviously wasn’t 100 percent after banging knees with Hurricanes forward Chad LaRose in the third period of Game 6. As it turned out, Savard suffered a sprained MCL, which probably needs about a month to heal.
“My knee was wobbling. I never felt stable, especially when I was in a battle in the corner or got pushed, it just felt like in my head it wasn’t underneath me,” Savard said. “It’s like a car that loses a tire on the side or air from the side of a tire. You start fading that way, that’s the way I felt I was going there.”
Once he’s healthy enough, Savard will start his offseason regimen and get back onto the links, where he’s a scratch-handicap golfer. It should impress Boston Bruins fans and management alike to know that the playmaking center, who might receive consideration for the Canadian Olympic camp this summer, still thinks he can be better than he was during his 88-point 2008-09 season.
“Hopefully, next year I can even do better,” said Savard. “I’m not happiest, but I think numbers-wise it’s OK. But I still think I’ve got another level.”