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Quotes from Savard’s TSN Interview

Marc Savard was arguably one of the best playmakers in the NHL before Matt Cooke decided to go King Henry VIII on him on the ice. It spurred Rule 48 and every hit — legal or otherwise — being put under a microscope.

Last night, Savard joined the folks on TSN for an interview. Here are some quotes (taken from PuckDaddy), and some tweets:

On Rule 48:

“At the end of the day, I guess I’ll be known for [Rule 48]. Someone will remember me. It’s for the best of the game. Unfortunately, at that time, there wasn’t a penalty to be served for what had gone on, a blindside hit. I’m glad that something good happened out of it anyway.”

On his career in Boston:

“[Boston] was probably one of my favorite cities to play in, for sure. And I’ll never forget the crowd and obviously, the general manager, Peter Chiarelli. He was just great for me and my whole career and really helped me. It was such a classy more by them to do it. I didn’t expect it.”

On how he’s feeling:



On Matt Cooke:

“At the end of the day, it’s a game and it’s a physical one and obviously, he’s made some bad decisions, I think. I sit back and watch … what’s it going to take for them to finally put the books to this guy? It hasn’t happened yet. I don’t know if they’re waiting for someone to get paralyzed or something bad, really bad … I just don’t understand it really, to be quite honest.”



On concussions and protecting players:

“[The NHL is] doing what they can do. They don’t know a lot about it either. It’s something everybody’s trying to learn as quick as they can, but it’s such a tough situation with the brain. There’s just not enough knowledge of it right now. They’re trying. They’re trying their best.  It’s going to be a long process until someone can figure out what’s actually going on up there.”