Savard named Senior VP? (Savard denies rumor)
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04-08-2012, 06:03 PM
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For those of you who are complaining that Savard will make French a major priority don't know the man that well.
He made Chelios captain of the Habs And Keane. And when the French media whined about it he asked how will a French captain help the team win the cup.
What he does want is a little more of a French face to the team which I'm not entirely against as long as he does with the cup in mind. In other words if has to trade between two players of equal value and it's a choice between a French Canadian or an Anglo/American/Euro and he picks the Franco, I have no problem with that.
But if he does some stupid move like asking Timmins to draft a Grigorenko because he's from the Q instead of let's say Yakupov then no I'm against it.
But i don't think Savard will do something like that. So that doesn't worry me.
What worries me is that Savard had a bit of the Gainey malady:
1) He would would changes just for making changes.
He, like Gainey, surrounded himself with incompetent people especially towards the end of his tenure. And because towards the end he relied more and more on their judgment
we had those great trades like the Chelios one, the Leclair/Desjardins and a few other dozers that stung real hard. Everyone also forgets that Savard was ready to make a Roy trade that was as bad as Houle's the day he was fired.
Actually I see Savard very similar to Gainey. They many strikingly similar qualities. that scares me.
But let's wait and see what his responsibilities will be.
Yakupov is the most NHL ready talent in the draft but NOT the best talent......we are in no rush as we will not win next year so I would prefer Grigorenko because he has a superior talent to Yakupov....even if it will take him more time to adjust to the NHL....
Jacques Demers as an incompetent? Really dude?
Well, I will take that incompetent because he brought us our last Stanley Cup.....
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