Re: RUMOURS 'HURT' SAVARD according to Ottawa Sun interview
posted at 8/19/2010 8:23 AM EDT
In Response to Re: RUMOURS 'HURT' SAVARD according to Ottawa Sun interview
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: RUMOURS 'HURT' SAVARD according to Ottawa Sun interview : We've about run this one into the ground. My final thought. If Savard "ran" to the Ottawa newspaper, and made the comments he did....no question, he was out of line....way out of line. If the paper ran to him, and pressed for something...altogether different. If that's the case, I'd have to agree with an earlier poster who said, we're the ones who are overly sensitive.
Posted by stevegm[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I'm sure the Ottawa Sun employs some hardcore investigavite reporters who honed their skills pressing for inforamation in a gulag.
Here's how simple it would have been: "I don't really follow the rumors. A couple of the guys said I was mentioned, but I'm still a Bruin, so how's the mill churning? Hey, it's the summertime, you guys need to fill your pages right?"
Instead, he went to his heartfelt feelings as if he was Partick Swayze with Barbara Walters. "Whaaaaa. I came here when they stunk and I tried really hard (for $5M a year). Now, people online are saying I might get dealt and I don't like it. It makes me sad."
I bet Terry O'Reilly choked on his pancakes when he read about this. So did Cashman. And Neely. For some reason, I picture Nilan reading it an laughing. 'Wow, what a $*@$*&.'
How sad does it make you, Savard? If you want to be a Bruin that bad, rip up your old contract and pay for the league minimum. Sign a seven year, $3.5M deal and retire a Boston Bruin. (Yes, I know contracts can't be re-negotiated per the CBA, but if it were possible, do you think he would?)