Takin’ a T/O With BT: Boston is Where Marc Savard Belongs

June 28th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
Now that Tyler Seguin is officially a Boston Bruin, that's it. Someone has to be shipped out of Boston, because there are just two many centres and not enough ice time to go around. There must be another trade coming. It must be for Marc Savard. It had to be to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After all, if one million people believe it, it must be true right?

Until July 1, Savard has a full no-trade clause, meaning that he can't be traded unless he gives consent to the deal. After that, it's a select clause: Savard chooses the five teams he wants to (and will only) go to.

With all of the talk surrounding Savard and Bruins' goalie Tim Thomas this weekend, the popular destination for Savard was Toronto. The obvious reason for this is the Phil Kessel connection: In 2008-09 Kessel scored a career-high 36 goals while Savard posted a fourth-straight 60-plus assist season as the two played alongside each other.

Last year, when Kessel went to Toronto, it created one hole with two side effects: The Bruins had no one capable of the pure goal production Kessel had brought to the team, and Savard had no one of that capability to pass the puck to.
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