NHL: Can the Boston Bruins Win With Marc Savard?

January 27th, 2011 by Nick Caso Leave a reply »
Immediately after the Bruins blew a 3-0 lead to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs last year, everyone started pointing the finger at Marc Savard.

With about 11 minutes remaining in the game, Savard called for a line change, and then he saw something developing and called off the change. However, it was too late as the Bruins were called for a penalty for having too many men on the ice. Not long after the penalty the Flyers scored the eventual game-winning goal.

After the Bruins drafted Tyler Seguin with the second overall pick in the NHL Draft, reports came out that the Bruins were going to try and trade Savard—this upset "Savy."

Marc Savard had been a fan favorite around Boston for quite some time, but once the playoffs ended, his popularity started to wane.

It was announced before the season that he would not be ready for the start of the season due to post-concussion syndrome, the same concussion he returned from in the playoffs. Many thought he was taking his time returning from the injury to spite the Bruins because of the trade rumors.

On December 2, 2010, Savard made his sea ...

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