Catching up with Marco Sturm
Monday, 06.4.2007 / 8:30 AM ET / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop - BostonBruins.com
The popular B's forward sounded well, said that he looked forward to getting back to Boston to begin preparing for the upcoming season, but is enjoying his summer as best he can.
Obviously, watching the playoffs does not sit very well with the German winger.
"It's been pretty good," said Marco of his time off. "I really enjoy seeing my family and friends."
Sturm has done some bounding around, too, as he and his wife recently got back to Germany after a visit to Italy.
"We went to Milan," said Sturm with some reverence to the beautiful city. "It was just us, no kids, and it was nice to get away (with my wife) for a while."
Beyond that, however, Sturmie has simply been trying to catch up with people from his home.
"Everyone wants to see the kids, and us," he said, adding, "It's always nice to get home.
"Home is home.
"Especially for us, because it is far away and not everyone has the chance to see us during the year," said Sturm.
But Boston, his professional home, tugs at him, too.
"After a while you always want to go back to the US," admitted the Bruins sniper who has already begun to think about 2007-08.
"I'll pick up the workouts pretty soon -- even harder," said Sturm, who continues to keep in shape throughout the summer, thanks, in particular, to some select television programming.
"I am watching the playoffs right now," he said. "So, that kind of stinks, because we are not in there.
"That should be our goal -- to be in the playoffs.
"We want to go as far as we can and have some fun again," said Marco.
Sturm reiterated his earlier satisfaction with signing with Boston and staying with Bruins organization.
"I could have been one of the free agents, right now, not knowing where to go," said the oft-smiling winger with some relief in his voice. "So, I am really glad I signed with Boston."
The city, and New England in general, has treated the German left wing very well.
"We're really pumped -- we're moving into a new place when we get back -- and we're looking forward to settling in getting ready to go," said Sturm. "We love the city."