Friday, September 17, 2010
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced this morning that center Marc Savard will not be ready for the start of training camp. Apparently Savard had symptoms recur late in the summer when working out. This of course, leads us to one question:
Should Savard have played in the playoffs?
Concussions are a bitch. We all know it. Pat LaFontaine and Eric Lindros had careers ended prematurely because of them, and that's just two names in hockey I can think of off the top of my head. The shot Matt Cooke gave Savard was brutal, and for him to have returned as quickly as he did was almost as amazing as Wes Welker returning from ACL surgery for opening day. Is it possible Savard came back too quick? Could the brain fart he had in Game 7 with the too many men on the ice penalty have been caused by a foggy mind? He was able to play golf a week ago, now he can't skate? One thing is certain: Marc Savard isn't going to be traded any time soon.