Re: FOR THE SAVARD LOVERS
posted at 9/24/2010 11:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: FOR THE SAVARD LOVERS
[QUOTE]I don't usually post but I nearly read these post all the time. To frame Savard as some kind of player that cannot lead is irrelevant. A team is composed of many movng parts. Why so much energy wasted in discussing this? Savard is a valuable piece of the puzzle, IMO. And, I think since he's been a part of the Bruin's organization, he's matured and learned to be a team player. You know why I think Overchin and Kolvechuk didn't matter in the playoffs, let alone, the 2010 Winter Olympics, well they didn't know how to be team players - I was disappointed in both of their performances. It made me grateful that players like Savard, along with the Bruins coaches, was able turn around a talented player like Savard.
Posted by Mish11133[/QUOTE]
Good post, and very well said.
I don't think Ovechkin for one can be blamed for his team's playoff performances -- he's done his job for the most part. Washington's problem is that it's not a team built for the playoffs, but for the regular season. They're a run-and-gun team, and running into a hot goalie (Hello Jaro) brings them to a screeching halt. I'd fix more blame on Ovechkin if he were a defenseman, or if Boudreau preached a defense-first game and Ovechkin deviated from it (he doesn't, and he didn't).
And the New Jersey Devils had (and have) more problems than are going to be fixed by Ilya Kovalchuk.
Anyway, most Bruins fans love and appreciate Marc Savard, and get irritated when somebody disses him for such an irrational "reason." Nonsensical posts tend to get people riled up. I suppose it's like getting angry at someone for stating that the sky is green. Instead of trying to prove to him that the sky is blue, we probably should just say, "yeah, OK, it's green, whatever you say" and move on.