Thread: Speculation: Serge Savard:We need to get bigger
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05-07-2013, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by bsl View Post
Yup. Savard was better than Larry.
There's an arugment for it, but I'm going to disagree.

Robinson's offensive game and physical domination to me offset Savard's unequalled composure defensively. Of the "big three", Robinson was the most complete two-way player. Had Savard not lost his speed in an injury it would have been another story.

Not sure what this has to do with his record as a GM. He was a great GM for a while, and yes under him the Habs had probably their toughest team in history (though he also inherited enough talent to focus heavily on that element), but by the end of his career he was partially responsible for the awful drafting that lead to the post-93 decline. The practice of drafting players based on their height didn't work then and it won't work now. Priority should be on big forwards (especially if they use their size), I fully aggree, but we don't need to draft like the early 90's Habs or the early 2000's Leafs.

I want more, not less speed. Ideally speed and a big frame that can both outskate and skate through people, but speed doesn't get sacrificed.

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