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Marc Savard

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The Hockey News

Status: Boston Bruins center

HT: 5-foot-10 WT: 196 pounds

DOB: July 17, 1977 In: Ottawa, Ont.

Hockey Inspiration: "Wayne Gretzky."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "The basics - golfing, fishing."

Nickname: "Savvy."

Favorite Movie: "Probably Wedding Crashers."

Favorite TV Show: "American Idol."

Musical Tastes: "Everything."

Last Book Read: "Who's Your Caddy? By Rick Reilly."

Early Hockey Memory: "In a major pee-wee tournament in Quebec, I got a penalty shot in triple overtime and I scored (age 12). And my first NHL game when I got called up (by New York) in '98, I got four assists at Maple Leaf Gardens. The first time I ever played there. Unbelievable. I couldn't sleep all night."

Favorite Meal: "Chicken Parmesan."

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: "Banana Nut Crunch."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Rocky Road."

First Job: "Just hockey."

First Car: "1986 Dodge K car (red)."

Current Car: "2008 Range Rover super-charged."

Pre-Game Feeling: "Think of how I can help the team win."

Funny Hockey Memory: "Yeah, I remember (in Calgary) I put a sticker on Andy Sutton, in front of his helmet and he didn't realize until after practice. And we put 'Orr' on the front of his helmet and everybody was calling him Bobby Orr all practice. He had no idea why. And it was stuck on his helmet the whole practice."

Greatest Sports Moment: "I'd have to say playing with Wayne Gretzky (with New York Rangers), for sure."

Most Painful Moment: "That’s a tough one. I don't really have an answer for that one. It's been a lot."

Favorite Uniforms: "I like Detroit."

Favorite Arena: "Was Atlanta. Maybe now The (Maple Leaf) Gardens."

Closest NHL Friends: "Marco Sturm, P.J. Axelsson, Glen Murray and Phil Kessel."

Funniest Players Encountered: "Funny? I'm the funniest one (smiles). Kevin Stevens too, he was hilarious. Talks loud; he’s always talking. Gave guys nicknames."

Toughest Competitors: "Geez...I played against a lot of tough, tough competitors. Probably Chris Pronger. Adam Graves was another. He's the greatest guy off the ice, but on the ice, if something happened, he was meaner than hell."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "My pants fell down in a game in Calgary. I wear the pants with a belt and my belt buckle broke and my pants were down. So that was embarrassing."

Last Halloween Costume: "A jailbird."

Favorite Vacation Spot: "Hawaii."

Most Memorable Goal: "Overtime-winner against Montreal at home in the 2008 playoffs."

People Qualities Most Admired: "Just a good person. Funny. And get along with everybody."

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