So even on July 1st, he doesn't have to accept a trade to five teams – only if he chooses to (by accepting that Boston wants to get rid of him his list might expand).
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Montreal has Gomez and Plekanec at centre.
Ottawa has Spezza and Fisher at centre.
Chicago has Toews and is it Sharp centring line 2? They have plenty top-six forwards anyway.
Philadelphia has Richards, Briere, and Carter as top two centres.
Toronto has… Bozak as a top centre?
So, unless teams make some other deals (like Ottawa) Toronto seems the most likely destination.
Also – just to squash the Calgary notion – Spector's Hockey goes on to say Savard would accept trades to:
in 2012-13 : The first five, plus Florida, Tampa, Washington, Pittsburgh, NY Rangers.
in 2013-14 : any Eastern Conference team
in 2014-15 : any NHL team
I don't know where he got Savard's list of teams from, but he seems pretty confident about it.]]>