Some fans feel Marc Savard does not deserve to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup. (nhlsnipers.com)

Part 2: Does Marc Savard Deserve to Have His Name on the Stanley Cup? No Way


Yesterday, we examined the reasons why Marc Savard’s name should be on the Stanley Cup. Today, we will make a case as to why Savard’s name should not be engraved as part of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

  1. Savard did not contribute anything to this year’s team:  He missed the beginning of the season with the after-effects of a concussion suffered at the hands of Matt Cooke late in the 2010 season, then, when he did return on December 2, he played just 25 games. During that time, he managed just 2 goals and 8 assists while amassing a plus-minus of minus-7. He also looked like a shell of the player he once was before a season-ending concussion on January 22.
  2. Where was he? Maybe the organization told him to stay away, or maybe it was the doctors, but the fact remains Savard was nowhere to be found during the Stanley Cup run this spring.
  3. Savard is not a team guy: Why was the team able to make the jump from contender to champion? Some point to the theory (key word being theory – not stating this as fact) that Savard took away from the team concept and made the focus on him. Without his ego in the locker room, guys like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci were able to relax and focus on making the team better, while Claude Julien did not have to worry about ice time for Savard.
  4. What about the other guys? We know the Bruins petitioned to have Savard and Steven Kampfer added to the Cup engraving, but what about other guys who had effective, but brief, stays with the team? Jordan Caron played 23 games and was probably more effective than Savard (3-4-7, plus-3), and Matt Hunwick played well in his 22 games (1-2-3, plus-4).

After two days of pro and con, what do you, the Bruins’ fans, think? Post your comments if you feel strongly either way. Tomorrow, I will post what I think should happen.

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  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • SabrinaBarth

    We or you, should I say, can make the arguments all you want for the both sides of the issue. What it boils down to is what the Bruins organization and the Bruins them selves want…. If they want his name on the cup then so be it……

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.

  • CoryDucey

    Savard was popular in the locker room so to say he was not a team guy is baseless. What has he done for the team…well…he was a 5-6 million dollar player and took a 1-2 million hit so that his cap hit could help add some depth on the team. He could have demanded more and may have gotten it, or moved on. He didn’t. Not a team player? Riiight…

    He helped get the lines sorted out so that the team can player better as a unit (This helped solidify the 2-3-4 lines).

    Lord knows what he was doing behind the scenes to help his young team mates (pointers, advise, etc.)

    Say what you will, but I believe that he was a key in helping getting his team in contention again.

    THAT, my friends is why Savvy deserves to be on the Cup.