Marc Savard makes pitch to be honorary Bruins fan banner captain in playoffs


One of the coolest parts of the pre-game introductions before Boston Bruins playoff games is the honorary fan banner captain.

This person waves a flag and fires up the crowd moments before puck drop, adding to an already intense atmosphere at TD Garden. The Bruins have had many different people fulfill this role, including former players, community heroes, legends from other Boston sports teams, etc. 

One former Bruin is hoping to be part of the tradition, and he made his pitch Tuesday on Twitter.

Marc Savard is a fantastic choice.

He played for the Bruins from 2006-07 to 2010-11 and ranked among the best offensive players in the NHL. Head injuries sadly cut his career short, and he wasn't able to play in Boston's championship run during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Savard was instrumental in helping the B's get back to contender status after a few tough years following the 2004-05 NHL lockout. He's still one of the most beloved Bruins player from this century, and the team absolutely should invite him to be an honorary fan banner captain during the 2019 playoffs. Game 1 or Game 2 of the upcoming first-round series versus the rival Toronto Maple Leafs is a good place to start.

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