Re: Jack slams the door on Savard Rumors...
posted at 9/1/2010 7:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jack slams the door on Savard Rumors...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jack slams the door on Savard Rumors... : 1. Why not dump Bergeron? His concussion was worse. 2. Seguin is playing wing. 3. Neely was already working in the F.O. He got a new title. 4. You don't trade a guy who took a dumb penalty. If teams did that, they'd have nobody left. Neely scoffed at that in his radio interview. 5. You can't be serious. If he'd been healthy, the Bruins would have cruised into the playoffs, not fought tooth and nail (see the Edwards NESN article for a points projection). 6. Ever hear of Michael Ryder?
Posted by duinne[/QUOTE]
1) Bergeron's health is also a concern but he is much younger. He also has more value to the team then Savard. Bergeron plays in all aspects of the game & unlike Savard contributes much more even when he is not producing points. To give up on a 25 yr old before a 33 yr old is a much bigger risk.
2) Do you plan on playing Seguin on wing for the next 7 yrs? Because it is quite evident to me that the Bs see Krejci & bergeron as part of there future moreson then Savard. Not smart to play a bluechip prospect out of position when you see him as having the potential to be the next big star on the team.
3) The new title is "team president" which I am sure gives him more power. He also seen how the last part of the season played out. He seen Savard throw a 22 yr old kid under the bus. That is not a good move when a team is preaching how they want accountability. I bet a guy like Mark Recchi let Savard know that.
4) A dumb penalty?? Savard has been taking dumb selfish penalties for years. That is nothing new. He took more then one dumb penalty against Philly. Do you really expect Neely to come on the radio & blast Savard for the penalty or blast Savard's play? That will really help his trade value. Pretty naive if you believe that.
5) The Bruins were playing there best hockey going into the playoffs without Savard. Then they lost Krejci & everything went downhill.
6) Micheal Ryder has one year left on his contract. Marc Savard has 7 yrs. You tell me which contract they get rid of will give the Bruins much more cap flexibility in the future.
You love Marc Savard. That is pretty evident. It appears your love for him is clouding your judgement on all the weaknesses in his game & the fact that he is 33 yrs old. The writing is on the wall. He is the guy that should go.