Re: What team couldn't use a player like this??
posted at 9/2/2010 6:52 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What team couldn't use a player like this??
[QUOTE]I would have no problem if the Bruins got rid of Savard. I have little respect left for him. Yes, he is an excellent offensive player. However, he was a complete idiot in the Flyers series. First, he got involved with the worthless Daniel Carcillo. Then, he through his teammate under the bus after he caused the too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty that lost Game 7. He is supposed to be a leader on this team. Be a man and own up to your mistake. Act like a leader. Savard is 33. He is coming off a season when he was injured most of the season. Will he stay healthy? Big question. Also, the Bruins are deep at center. Bergeron & Krejci are better all-around players. Seguin is going to be a franchise center in a year or two.
Posted by lordy4[/QUOTE]
Have you ever had a concussion? I have. I'll tell you what it's like.
The pain is constant. You're dizzy and nauseated all the time. You can't walk to the bathroom without leaning on the wall. You can't keep food down. You can't read, watch TV, talk on the phone. You lie in a dark room, praying for the pain to stop. Every cough, every sneeze, every time you throw up, you think your head is going to split open.
That's what Marc Savard went through. For weeks
. Most reasonable people didn't expect him to be back for the playoffs, let alone contribute.
Thankfully, he started feeling better, but it was a long recovery. After weeks of doing nothing, he had to get back to physical activity. Walking. Putting. Climbing stairs. Eventually, skating. Heart pounding after three minutes on the ice. He had to put the weight he'd lost back on.
Finally, he's cleared to play. He skates sparingly in Game One, obviously way off his game, but doing what he can to contribute. Halfway through the series, David Krejci goes down, and suddenly, he's got to skate 20 minutes a game. He has
to. There's nobody else. Yes, he played badly. What on earth did you expect?
And yeah, he said a couple of dumb things afterward. He's an emotional guy, and sometimes he says emotional, stupid things. How would you
feel, after all that? I don't know about you, but I'd feel like crap. Maybe you're better than me.
As for getting "involved with the worthless Dan Carcillo," I don't know what that has to do with anything. Marty Brodeur was "involved" on the ice with Sean Avery during a playoff game. Whose fault was that?
Maybe Seguin will be a franchise player in a year or two. But he's 18 years old.
For anyone to expect him to come in an seamlessly take over for Marc Savard is putting ridiculous pressure on the kid's shoulders.
The Bruins are a good team partly because they have amazing strength at the center position. To take away their best center would be akin to someone knocking out a corner pillar holding up a house. Sure, the house may continue to stand, but it's going to be nowhere near as strong.