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10-18-2003, 05:05 AM
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Voynich
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Savard is currently leading the league with 62 face off wins. (62 wins/48 lost - 56%)

He currently has the 16th most ATOI amongst NHLers and 2nd amongst forwards(right behind Kozlov - 24:39 for Savard vs. 25:13 for Kozlov)

When Atlanta first acquired Savard I wasn't too sure what we were getting, especially considering the labels of "defensive liability" and "selfishness" put on him by various sources. His play at the end of last season and his play so far this season have erased all doubts from my mind. He was a great pick-up, especially when in hindsight the trade looks like this:

To Phoenix: Darcy Hordichuk
To Atlanta: Kirill Safronov and Ruslan Zainullin

To Calgary: Ruslan Zainullin
To Atlanta: Marc Savard

So DW basically turned Darcy Hordichuk into Marc Savard and Kirill Safronov. This is IMO amongst the best moves DW has made as the GM of this team.

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