What do you guys think about either trading for Savard at the deadline, or going after him if Kovy isn't available? If we get him at the deadline for say, Higgins+ Prospects/picks I think our top 9 looks pretty good.
And I wouldn't want him around for longer then the rest of the year and the playoffs. He'll likely want a long term deal and the Rangers can't even come close to paying off another one of those with Drury, Redden, Rozsival, Gaborik, and Lundqvist all going to be on the books past this season, and Staal due for a new contract.
I would be happy to get a player like Savard but in all honesty, I see Sather going for an UFA like Marleau just because of his speed and overall game. I am sure many will not like it but I think he is part of the plan for next season if he makes it to UFA.
If we are going to poach a center from Boston, it better be Bergeron. Savard is already 33 and we can't afford to give him over six million a year when he is 38 if he's looking for a longterm contract. He'd be a good 1 or 2 year rental player, but for what it would take to get him here it isn't worth it.
Bergeron meanwhile, is starting to return to form after his concussion, is stuck behind Savard and Krejci, and has a pretty large contract that could prevent Boston from re-signing Savard and Wheeler. He seems like the player that Boston would be looking to deal. Boston can't take on much money, so maybe something like Higgins, Werek, and a first/second would be good for both teams.