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12-12-2005, 03:56 AM
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Marc Savard

Marc Savard would be a great addition but i'm guessing it is highly unlikly... however if atlanta was looking to trade him I would offer them a few deals like this..

Derek Armstrong + Denis Grebeshkov
Jeff Tambellini + Denis Grebeshkov
Tom Kostopoulos + Brian Boyle + 2nd round pick
Denis Grebeshkov + Dany Roussin + 2006 2nd round pick

and they would probably say no

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I wouldn't touch Boyle until we know what we have. He could be an absolute monster. Or he could suck, but I'm betting he's closer to a monster.

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If we are giving up Tambs and Grebs I want a better return then Savard!

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Given his history, I would think that Los Angeles is the last place Savard would thrive in.

"What, I've got to play second fiddle to Conroy AGAIN?!"

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I read a few days ago that Savard is "a poison in the locker room." I don't know how much truth there is in that, but it makes me leery of him.

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When I think of #1 centers who can lead a team to the playoffs, Marc Savard doesn't come to mind. He's a pretty good playmaker, but I think it has helped his career to have Kovalchuk on his left side.

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well if he had one of frolov or demitra on his wing we would have 2 great scoring lines ...

say we traded DA and grebeshkov ...

Brown - Conroy - Demitra
Frolov - Savard - Cammalleri
Avery - Belanger - Cowan
Robitaille - Roenick - Kostopoulos/enforcer/whoever.

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I dont think we need another guy like Savard, who from things I've heard in the past, is not very well liked. He's much more of a playmaker, and we need that about as much as a hole in the head.

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All i remember was him putting up a lot points, while playing a little physical, and being only 25 years old...yet CAL unloaded him for a draft pick...

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All i remember was him putting up a lot points, while playing a little physical, and being only 25 years old...yet CAL unloaded him for a draft pick...
He can put up points provided he plays with a good set of wings. He's not that physical although he racks up a fair share of PIMs, mainly because of agitator-type penalties. Someone else said it best: good for your fantasy hockey team, not so good for your NHL team.

He was Calgary's #1 center playing between Iginla and Stillman in 2001. Then he got injured and Conroy took over the #1 center job between McAmmond and Iginla as an experiment, which turned into the most dominant line for a good portion of the 2002 season. When Savard came back he expected to be the #1 center again but instead was put on the #2 line where he sulked and didn't produce. Sutter gave him a shot on the #1 line for a while but it just didn't click as well as with Conroy on it. Tired of him whining about not being the #1 center, Calgary shipped him off.

I'm sure there is more to the story, but Conroy and probably Cowan (who was also on that Calgary team) would probably know a bit more about his personality. In his defense, when he was fighting for the #1 center spot in Calgary there was really nobody else to work with on the other lines. Ronald Petrovicky and Steve Begin were about the most talented guys left, wouldn't you complain a bit too?

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Why give up all that for Savard when he will be an UFA next summer. LA is a nice place, Kings have shown they will spend money on relatively young FA's esp. since JR and Luc will be gone by then. I'm sure they can offer Savard something and he will be consider it.

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We don't need another Top 6 forward that won't drive the net.

I'm pretty sure driving the net is not part of Savard's game, but FWIW, I don't remember him doing much of anything in games that I've seen (albeit not a huge sample of his playing career).

Regardless, his reputation as a whiner with questionable work ethic isn't very encouraging. We can just call up Lehoux if we need that. Kidding, kidding.

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Why by all that is holy would you want to trade a couple of 1st round draft prospects for a guy who's known to not like coachs, not like to work, and does not play defense?

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When Savard came back he expected to be the #1 center again but instead was put on the #2 line where he sulked and didn't produce. Sutter gave him a shot on the #1 line for a while but it just didn't click as well as with Conroy on it.
Darryl Sutter has never coached Marc Savard.

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