Thread: Prospect Info: David Savard
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12-10-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
He is undervalued imo, which really speaks to the depth and youth this team has accumulated on the blue line. One or two posters proclaim him a bad skater and that becomes his default label. He is not a "bad" skater imo, though he can and will likely improve in that area, and he was better in his own end than most would believe.

He led all CBJ defenseman in +/-, (20+ games), at +0 in 31 games played, along with 2G, 8A. Not bad for a rookie blueliner.
Savard's skating has improved though he'll never equal John Moore or Erixon on his best day. He's a talented offensive defenseman with some challenges in his own end, and apparently didn't show up in the best of shape this year. But he's a big reason the Jackets are loaded at the blue line. Right now I don't worry so much about defensive injuries because we have real talent to plug the holes, assuming there are games to play.

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