Re: Savard May Want Out
posted at 10/29/2009 1:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Savard May Want Out
In Response to Savard May Want Out
Posted by duinne
Ah. Common sense, and it's even articulate. I love it.
: First of all, Savard's family has always lived in the Toronto area. He is divorced, with three young children, and one reason why he signed with Boston is because it's easy for them to fly in for visitation.
I did not know that. But then, the hockey media isn't famous for disseminating actual facts.
Secondly, Mike Milbury is a tool who can't evaluate talent to save his life. This is a guy who had a large hand in destroying the Islanders franchise when he was a GM, who traded, among others, Zdeno Chara and Roberto Luongo for next to nothing.
Yes but he's such a great talker! Seriously though, management wasn't his forte'. And neither was coaching or playing hockey, apparently. Lucky for him, he's still making a living because he knows well how to appear as though he knows what he's talking about.
And when he's on a TV panel, he'll do anything short of climbing up on the table and dropping his pants to call attention to himself; he loves playing the contrarian role, and he loves criticizing players. Since he was a terrible GM and a mediocre player, I don't know where he gets the credibility, but whatever.
Great talker. People buy into that cr@p.
Thirdly, if you look at the NHL today and the current market, Savard is underpaid.
And the emperor has no clothes.
If he chooses free agency, he will without a doubt get more than $6 million per.
You mean he's naked?!
As far as signing a new contract with the Bruins, well, there are several considerations for Savvy. As I've said, he'll want to be close to his children, so he's not going to San Jose or Vancouver. At his age, he wants to play for a winner, so he's not going to the Islanders, and I'd imagine he'd hesitate at the idea of Toronto, even if they do improve. But also at his age, he'd probably want a long-term contract, and I don't blame him for that. And then there's his comments (on NESN): "I want to stay here," Savard continued. "This is a place I love. I love the people. I love the fans. This is where I want to be." If the Bruins have the money, Savard said he doesn't expect any problems ironing out a new deal with the Bruins. "I'm not worried about the contract at all," said Savard, who led the Bruins in scoring last season with 88 points. "Peter [Chiarelli] and I have a good relationship. Ever since I came to Boston, I've given everything I had and if things work out well -- and I think they will -- then I'm going to be here for a long, long time." That's from September, but he recently reiterated his comments for NESN.
Yes but what you're stating are truths. That makes you a factionista. We want to panic on the basis of hunches-- not facts.
PS: And I don't understand why you say Recchi "may" be gone. He said when he signed his (one-year) contract that this was his last shot.
The dumbest thing I've ever read on these boards might just be the claim that Recchi should go. But it's more than dumb, it's transparently ignorant. One of the first things we learned this summer about the roster was that Recchi's around for what is likely his final year.
And why would we want Recchi? All he does is score goals, hit like a maniac and work harder than most guys in the league. And pfft-- who wants a player who shows up to the locker room in tha playoffs with his IV, hours after invasive surgery?
And who wants a player who's the first to get back to the bench so he can have the visor removed to fight the guy who cheap-shotted his teammate?