posted at 9/21/2010 3:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: SAVY
So the most respected reporter in the business says Savard was hit & hit hard with PCS in August & had some symptoms in the later part of the series against the Flyers. So I guess the next question should be to Bruins management. When did Savard notify the Bruins of his PCS? If the answer is last week then there is no defence for Savard waiting until camp to notify his employers of his PCS. I will say that if he notified them in August, isn't it strange that they only had him see 3 doctors last week which would of been the middle of September. Now it is quite possible that he just went back to see the Bruins doctors last week after seeing them in August. But Chia did stress they were notified "late" in the summer. This is getting more interesting. If this is true & the Bs only found out last week they should be furious with Savard.
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Hold on. Here's the exact comment from McKenzie:
//No one is saying, of course, but there is reason to believe Savard started feeling post-concussion symptoms as that series wore on. It was hoped the off-season would remedy any problems -- for a time Savard's biggest concern seemed to be the prevalence of trade rumors as the Bruins looked for salary cap relief -- but while Savard was apparently able to train for a period of time this summer, he was hit and hit hard by symptoms in August.//
"Reason to believe"? How does that equal "he had some symptoms"? I like McKenzie, but, again, this is speculation
. Heck, weren't most of us speculating along the same lines, when it appeared Savard wasn't himself in that series, but had to play, especially after Krejci went down?
As for the rest, he's just saying the same thing the Bruins are saying: Savard was training, then was hit by symptoms in the latter part of August. Cripes, whether he saw what doctor on precisely what day -- what difference does it make? Next thing you know we're going to get the "grassy knoll" theory.