We don't HAVE to get a center that is big. True, that is what we lack, but that can be filled in other ways. I can entertain the idea of using our depth at D and wings to trade for a scoring center, and if needed, add some size to our team via the wing position. Upshall/Walker/Erat/Hall are far from untouchable, and all could be used to bring in necessary components. That being said, the most ideal situation is to sign a center than is of formidable size and skill - problem is, there are only a few of them available and we would most likely have to pay through the teeth for him.
Yes I watched the playoffs and I didn't realize there's a rule that you have to be over six feet tall to play in the post-season.
Someone must have forgot to tell Brian Gionta who scored 48 goals in the regular season and has six points in five playoff games so far. And I guess Buffalo should forfeit their series now since their captain Chris Drury is only 5-10. Who cares that he scores clutch goals and has 10 points in seven games. He's not 6-3 so he obviously isn't needed.
I know we need to add size to our roster, but my point is that if we can sign a true No. 1 center who helps improve our team then I don't care if he's 5-9 or 6-4.
having a small player to complement your bigger forwards is one thing. we have the smallest team in the league(fact,) and adding another small forward...when all season long, our size was an obvious disadvantage, makes very little sense.
As someone who watched Savard in his first two years as a pro (in Hartford and New York), unless there has been a major attitude overhaul...this guy is not Predators material.
The guy is talented, there is no doubt about that. But first of all, I'll agree that we do not need a small offensive center on the same line as Kariya or Sullivan. Second, the guy is a head case. Five years ago, he was very pompous and didn't understand that there were two ends to the rink. Admittedly, I haven't seen him a few years (primarily because when I watch the Thrashers - and I do watch them fairly regularly because of Kovalchuk - Savard has been injured) and I believe that playing under Bob Hartley he has probably learned that he must be more of a two-way player, but still I do not want the punk that returned to Hartford wearing a Rangers logo turtle neck underneath his jersey.
I do not believe that Marc Savard would fit into the Predators personality mold and I also believe that he is still very pompous and probably swallowed his ego a bit playing the past few seasons in Atlanta and now he will look to "get paid". I believe that some team will overpay for his services this offseason, I just hope it isn't Nashville.