Savard making smooth transition from Bruins to youth coaching

Savard/By S. Bradley

Followers of Marc Savard’s Twitter feed know that the Bruins center still suffers from headaches and keeps close tabs on his Boston teammates and friends around the NHL.

You also know that he’s been coaching his kids’ teams this season.

Mike Davies of the Peterborough Examiner today has a story about the start of Savard’s coaching career. Savard is coaching with his former Oshawa Generals teammate Jay Legault.

Here’s a great quote from Savard in Davies’ piece:

“I’m having a great time. It’s frustrating at times, but they’re kids and have to learn. You have to teach and be disciplined at times, but also understanding, too, because they’re young kids. They’ve come a long way since the start of the year.”

I bet plenty of coaches have said the same thing about mentoring Savard, including some of his NHL bosses.

Savard has more than $4 million reasons not to announce his official retirement until after the 2016-17 season. But it sure seems like he’s already transitioning from his playing career to his post-playing career, and he’s finding his niche. The best news is that he’s healthy enough to do anything after his unfortunate demise due to concussions.

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