Today in Boston Bruins History: August 1

Boston Bruins history for August 1:

2011: Though he was unable to play in the 2011 playoffs, or to even travel to Vancouver merely to watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, Marc Savard still has a day with the Stanley Cup. He met the Cup at his newly-constructed house in Bridgenorth, Ontario, outside Peterborough, and took pictures with Stanley around the new house along with his three kids. In the house, he was especially proud of his game room, boasting a 70-inch TV, foosball and pool tables, bar and a special silver guest for the day. He then took the Cup to a nearby golf and country club, first taking pictures with the Cup before competing in a golf tournament. (He’s an avid golfer and sometimes talks about his results on his Twitter.) Now, he didn’t take Stanley out on the course with him in his golf cart–the Cup stayed behind for people to look at while he competed and finished up near the top of the board. Once he was victorious at the golf course, he took the Cup back home, where all the construction equipment and other signs of an obviously newly-built home were gone just in time for a big party. So, more than 100 people came to the house to celebrate and check out the new place, too.

This Cup day happened about a month before the news was made official that Savard would get special permission to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, even though he did not meet any of the playing requirements.

 

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