Thomas:
5) He’s a freaking Vezina winner stupid.

4) Despite at least two injuries Thomas had the same number of shutouts in eleven less games than the year he won the Vezina.

3) Thomas put up better post season numbers behind a poorer defensive unit than Rask did in the teams last two playoff appearances. And unlike Rask his post season numbers were better than his regular season ones.

2) If the Bruins management is really desperate to free up cap space and have (wisely) ruled out buyouts, they should assign Ryder to Providence immediately and plan to promote a youngster or sign a UFA.

1) As young goalies like Price, Raycroft and Mason have proven a good rookie (half)season by a goalie is highly indicative of future success.

Savard:

5) Because short of rapists, and true locker room cancers one should love the elite play even if you hate the player.

4) Even if Seguin or Hall (or Colbourne or Caron or…) is the second coming, they are unlikely to have the endurance to play at a high level come April, May and June.

3) Let’s see, he’s one of the most productive players in the post lockout era. He’s even done it with bad linemates.

2) If the Bruins management is really desperate to free up cap space and have (wisely) ruled out buyouts, they should assign Ryder to Providence immediately and plan to promote a youngster or sign a UFA.

1) Players as productive as Savard in any sport sell tickets, sell merchandise, sell jerseys, and in some cases even sell hockey to people who otherwise might not give a damn.


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2 Thoughts on “5 reasons to keep Savard and or Thomas

  1. I think the Bruins need to keep Savard. It would be a very unwise move to send him to Toronto especially since they also have Toronto’s first round pick next year. Why make them better when we can benefit from their losses?
    On a team where the offense needs to get better, why get rid of one of your best (and the league’s best) offensive players?
    I know Cam Neely never really loved Savard’s game, but to try to trade him like this seems crazy.

    • Puck Sage on June 28, 2010 at 4:49 PM said:

      I don’t think moving him is a great idea. I kinda understand the desire to change the dynamic though. The team just fell apart. Not enough swagger, not enough mental resiliency. I’m not saying its Savvy’s fault, just that the bigger the issue, the bigger the piece you change. And while you could argue that Chara might be the one in need of moving, I think I’d recommend changing ones meds if you did.

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