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01-11-2012, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by deandebean View Post
People criticize Savard a lot but under his tenure, the organisation felt 'safe' and stable for fans. Not like today. And when he was here, Montreal was considered an elite organisation and had clout in the league. Not today. He sure made some bad trades, but everybody did during those years. But he made some GREAT ones too. Some that got us the cup in 93. That's enough for me.

The Chelios trade wasn't his. He was forced to do it.

The only bad one was the Recchi trade. But nobody in the world expected Leclair to go ******* in Philly. Really, the trade was Recchi, a known 100 point man, against Desjardins.
Good points but his drafting got awfully bad during the last half of his tenure and his draft philosophies weren't "safe" and "stable". They would be a disaster in today's salary cap era where drafting has become so increasingly important.

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