My thinking is those injuries to Savard were related to his style of play, but mostly they were bad luck. Each of the three injuries had nothing to do with the other one. Maybe it’s me but I’m all for having a creative offensive center who doesn’t mind getting dirty, no matter his size. He’s got heart, that is never a bad thing.
On the third point, I agree. But what can you do? For a relatively young team, that mentality is gonna be there for a while. Of course it doesn’t help when your best offensive Dman would rather pass than shoot. Hopefully they will make the adjustments in time and get back into the playoff race.]]>
Secondly, Marc Savard has had an injury problem his whole career. He is so small and yet he goes into the corner and plays with so much reckless abandon that he is always injured. Then when he is injured, he comes back way too fast and gets injured again. First, he tore the ligaments in his ankle, came back six weeks early and played well before getting a concussion. He missed just 3 games with a concussion, before coming only to sprain his knee. Now he is coming back just two weeks later, and I only worry how long before he is hurt again. They should pick somebody up, and give him time to heal properly.
Finally, it is increasingly annoying how the entire team goes out of there way to get the puck to Kovalchuk or, in the instance of the St. Louis game, Heatley. Kovalchuk passed up a point blank shot in front of the net to get it over to Heatley only to have him shoot it high. In a game against Carolina a couple weeks ago, Kovy got two in the first period and the team spent the rest of the game trying to get him the hat trick. They ended up losing 4-3 because the Canes covered him with 3 guys. SHOOT THE PUCK KABERLE!]]>