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Marc Savard has officially retired from the NHL, seven years to the day of his final appearance in an NHL game.

Savard, 40, last played with the Boston Bruins on January 23, 2011, before having his career cut short because of concussion-related symptoms.


“I think the biggest thing is that I’m happy where I am in my life. I’m the healthiest I’ve been in a long time. I didn’t want it to linger on any more. My contract is up and I wanted to get it out there and head off in a different direction to pursue a coaching career,” said Savard, via the NHLPA.

Savard suffered a concussion in that Jan. 22, 2011 game against the Colorado Avalanche on a hit along the glass by defenseman Matt Hunwick. That followed a catastrophic concussion in March 7, 2010 on a blindside hit from Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke, which knocked Savard out for 29 seconds.

Savard would only play seven playoff and 25 regular-season games after that 2010 incident, which was cited as a catalyst for the NHL tightening its rules for targeting an opponent’s head on a check as well as increased supplemental discipline penalties.

Savard was placed on long-term injured reserve in 2011, in the first year of a seven-year contract. Later, his $4,021,429 average annual salary became a commodity, with the dead cap space helping low-budget teams reach the salary cap floor. The Bruins sent Savard’s cap space to the Florida Panthers in a July 2015 deal. It was traded again by the Panthers to the New Jersey Devils in June 2016.

Beginning in 1997, Savard scored 706 points in 807 games with the Bruins, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and New York Rangers, who drafted him No. 91 overall in the 1995 NHL draft. Savard had 22 points in 25 playoff games, all with the Bruins.

Despite only playing 25 regular-season games for them, and not appearing in the playoffs, Savard’s name was etched onto the Stanley Cup after the Bruins’ 2011 victory.

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Bust out your best Frank Sinatra vinyls, because the Boston Bruins are on to New York, New York.  Coming off a solid victory against a tough opponent, can the Bruins win their first set of back-to-back games?

Jeremy Jacobs may be Chairman of Board when it comes to the Boston Bruins.  But in music fans’ hearts, there’s only one Chairman of the Board, and that is Ol’ Blue Eyes.  But, setting music aside for the moment, there’s some life in the Boston Bruins!

The Bruins are coming off a victory against the Minnesota Wild, a respectable Western Conference opponent with a Vezina-caliber goalie.  The Bruins played tough, physical hockey.  They used their unique combination of size, speed, and skill to score 5 goals en route to a 5-3 win.

The Bruins now find themselves at 6-4-3 (15 points).  For a team so depleted by injuries to still be keeping their heads above water, it’s starting to become impressive.  Now, if only the team can string together performances like they had on Monday night against Minnesota, that will be something to get really excited about.  The Bruins have 2 or 3 games in hand over most of the teams in front of them in the standings, and at 15 points, they’re right in the mix.

The Bruins opponents tonight are the Blueshirts from Broadway, the New York Rangers.  Another team like Minnesota that has all the talent in the world, yet is off to a disappointing start to the season.  Sitting at 7-7-2 (16 points), the Rangers are another team that have failed to gain any momentum from game to game.  Questions have arisen as to whether the window has closed on the Rangers and the Henrik Lundqvist era.  The undeniably elite goalie’s crown has tarnished a bit over the past few seasons.

The curtain goes up on this show at 8:00 pm tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.  The game will be featured on NBC Sports Network as their national Wednesday Night Rivalry game.  You can listen on 98.5 The Sports Hub if you’re so inclined.
What to watch for

The players in the Bruins lineup appears to remain the same from the Minnesota game on Monday.  However, the lines have a slightly different look about them:

All of the forward line combinations remain the same.  However, the 3rd and 4th lines appear to be flipped.  That may just be nothing, or it could mean Jake DeBrusk, Jordan Szwarz, and Frank Vatrano are in for less minutes tonight.  A lot of people were praising Matt Beleskey’s performance in the last game.  If you read our page consistently, you know I’ve taken a different approach to #39.

The Bruins need to be on the lookout for speedy and skilled players like Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello, and J.T. Miller.  All of them can easily get past the defense at any moment.  Given the Bruins proclivity for giving up breakaways recently (4 in the last two games, 2 of them shorthanded), it’s a growing concern.  However, the two Zs also sport some hefty minus ratings, meaning the Bruins could take advantage of them on the ice.

Three or four years ago, a match-up between King Henrik and Tuukka Rask would be a battle of elite goalies.  However, King Henrik’s crown doesn’t fit so well anymore, and people constantly question whether Tuukka is an elite goalie (hint:  he is).  However, even with both getting longer in the tooth, this could still be an epic goaltending match-up.

Avalanche ‘listening to offers’ for Duchene

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Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene remains available via trade, but general manager Joe Sakic told The Denver Post on Thursday he expects Duchene to be at training camp.

“I will be listening to offers,” Sakic said. “Right now it’s quiet on all fronts. But I’ll listen to offers on how we can get better. I’ll never name names, but I’ll sit there and if something makes sense for the way we want to go with our team, we’ll really look at that.”

Duchene, 26, had 41 points (18 goals, 23 assists) in 77 games last season. He was second on the Avalanche in scoring but it was his worst offensive output since he had 28 points in 2011-12. In 2015-16, he scored an NHL career-high 30 goals and has scored at least 20 goals in five of his eight seasons with the Avalanche.

Colorado had the fewest points in the NHL in 2016-17 and missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight season.

The No. 3 pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Duchene has 418 points (174 goals, 244 assists) in 572 games. He told NHL.com on Aug. 2 that he’s focused on his training and leaving any team association he has out of his workouts.

“Divorced is a strong word, so I wouldn’t say that, but I think I’ve made it so that [any team association] is not part of my identity,” Duchene said. “My identity will be with a team come training camp. I don’t know what team that is yet, but my identity right now needs to be strong in myself and belief in myself.”

The Avalanche also need to work out a contract with defenseman Nikita Zadorov, a restricted free agent. Zadorov, 22, had 10 assists in 56 games last season. He is considering signing with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, according to the newspaper.

“Both sides agreed to a two-year deal and we just have to figure out the numbers,” Sakic said. “We’ve got our NHL comps that we’re going with, and he’s got to make a decision at some point on what he wants to do.”

Erik Johnson, Tyson Barrie and Mark Barberio are the only NHL defensemen the Avalanche have under contract for this season. Sakic said they plan to give long looks to rookie defensemen Chris Bigras, Andrei Mironov and Anton Lindholm during training camp.

Defenseman Will Butcher, the Hobey Baker Award winner who was selected by the Avalanche in the 2013 NHL Draft, did not sign with Colorado and became a free agent on Wednesday.