Posted by brandonboys1
Savard was left off Team Canada more because of an overload at center than any other reason. Who would they have left off to add him?
A clear indictment of his leadership? What are you talking about? The guy came back from a Grade 2 concussion to play in this series, when most people were saying "see you next year." He played the early part of the season even after breaking his foot in training camp, and only stopped because he aggravated it. Hockey players revere nothing more than teammates who will play in pain and not complain, and Savard was the embodiment of this year. He kept getting knocked down, and somehow kept getting back to his feet and fighting back.
I don't think you realize how good a player Savard really is. His gifts are subtle. He's not going to give you a ton of highlight reel plays, but he is one of the if not THE best set-up men in the league.
And as for Seguin, I'm sorry, but this insistence that he must be a center is nonsense. He had more goals than assists this year; he is NOT primarily a set-up man (as Savard and Krejci are), and he'll be a very good wing. Cripes, this is the LAST thing anyone should be worrying about.