MLD 2010 DRAFT Part I
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06-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I sure as heck hope that someone int he next ATD doesn't look at the first round of the MLD and think, hey I'll get Savard. There are bottom-6 forwards way more deserving of main ATD selection than him! (But the fact that we are building teams does justify taking a passer regardless of his historical significance, given the role of a top line center on a team's success.)
I can agree with that- he certainly doesn't belong in a bottom-6 in most situations. He is indeed in that "scoring line or bust" group that TDMM metioned.
Totally irrelevant to this board. No projections whatsoever. (Sounding more like a homer pick.) No future kuddos for picking a guy who does more later. Assume he gets a career ending injury tomorrow, for the purposes of this history draft.
Not what I meant, and I am well aware of this fact (can you stop assuming the worst?) Though I can understand why one could be confused by what I said, I was trying to convey that when all is said and done regarding first line centre's/first lines (all of them are drafted), Savard will prove stand amongst them as more than an average first line passer (something that may be hard to visualize and determine until more players are drafted)
I think that Savard will end up having a case for the best regular season offensive player in the MLD. He also provides nothing other than offense and is actually probably a negative in intangibles over the course of his career. But you still need to score to win.
Savard isn't close to ATD level because he is a "scoring line or bust player," but I can see him as good enough for first line duty in the MLD. He wouldn't have been my pick, but I don't think it's a bad one.
I can mostly agree with that, though Savard has become more well-rounded in recent times, and wasn'[t really bad (to my knowledge- dunno much on his career in Atlanta intangible wise).
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