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Catching up with Marco Sturm

BostonBruins.com sits down with the speedy German forward

Monday, 03.24.2008 / 8:51 AM ET / Features
By Colleen Coleman  - Media Relations Intern |
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Catching up with Marco Sturm
Second on the team with 53 points and first on the squad with 25 goals, Marco Sturm is an important part of the Boston Bruins attack. Now in his third season with Boston, the German-born Olympian is not only a fan favorite, but is also immensely popular with his teammates.

Marco Sturm celebrates a goal.
Colleen Coleman: Recently you scored your 200th goal, and now you are up to 202, but how did it feel scoring that 200th goal?
Marco Sturm: I didn’t even know actually, I found out afterwards. I don’t really keep track, but the media let me know anyways. It’s a nice accomplishment, and hopefully I have more coming.

CC: You grew up in Germany and also played for German hockey teams.  Are there any differences between playing hockey there and here?
MS: Yeah, I mean obviously here it’s the best league in the world, and German hockey is more like minor hockey, I would say.

CC: That being said, is German hockey as competitive as the NHL?
MS: Yeah it is. It’s a really good league. I played in the lockout, and I saw it. It’s crazy and a lot of fun. The ice rink [there] is bigger than the regulation rinks here; it’s longer and wider, so the game changed a little bit. It’s not as physical over there because [the playing surface] is so big, so you have more room.

CC: When you were growing up did you ultimately want to play here in the NHL or stay in Germany?
MS: Yeah, you always dream about playing over here. When I was fourteen, I think fourteen or fifteen, I realized that I could maybe make it. I got lucky, and now I’m here.

CC: Who was your hockey idol when you were growing up?
MC: I always liked [Pavel] Bure. I love Vancouver, I loved the logo, and he scored a lot of goals, too.

CC: Do either of your two children play hockey?
MS: Yeah, Mason, he’s four, he just started to skate. But it’s up to him [if he wants to play]; I don’t want to push him. If he wants to, then he wants to, and he can play; if not, it’s all right.

CC: In the off-season do you stay here in the U.S., or do you go elsewhere?
MS: No, I always go back home for at least a couple months to see my family and friends and also to relax.  It’s always nice to relax.

CC: Do you do anything in particular when you are home in Germany and can take advantage of free time?
MS: I usually travel because there are so many great countries around Germany. And they are really close, too. We go to Italy every year because it’s so beautiful, and you can either drive, or it’s just an hour flight – an hour flight, and you’re in Rome!

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