Tag Archive | "Marc Savard"

Concussions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Concussions – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Head injuries, or more specifically, how the NHL plans to drastically reduce the number of them, remains the hot topic at the NHL GM Meetings in Florida this week. And why wouldn’t it be THE hot topic?  Aside from the fact that the face of the game, Sidney Crosby, has been sidelined since January 5th…

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Savard on the cusp of returning; fantasy value?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Savard on the cusp of returning; fantasy value?

Marc Savard is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers but he has come a very long way.  The decision to move puck-moving defenseman Matt Hunwick— who Claude Julien considered his strongest skating defenseman– cleared just enough cap space to activate the team’s former number one center. So he is ALMOST healthy…

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David Krejci out at least a week with concussion

Sunday, November 7, 2010

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David Krejci out at least a week with concussion

Boston Bruins top line center David Krejci will be out at least a week with a concussion after absorbing a hard hit in last night’s overtime.  The hit, by St. Louis Blues forward TJ Oshie, was deemed clean with no penalty called on the play. Here is the release from the team’s official twitter: Krejci…

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Marc Savard Out with PCS; Should Seguin Be Bumped Up?

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Marc Savard Out with PCS; Should Seguin Be Bumped Up?

Post-concussion syndrome is terrorizing another athlete and this time it’s Boston’s Marc Savard.  Plagued with injuries last season, Savard received his concussion thanks to getting blindsided by the Matt Cooke train.  Savard eventually returned for the playoff series against Philadelphia but the symptoms of PCS can come into effect well after the injury and, in…

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Fantasy Season in Review: Boston Bruins

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Fantasy Season in Review: Boston Bruins

Offensive Corps: Young centers David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron led the team in scoring with 52 points each. That sentence alone scared fantasy general managers into rostering almost no Bruins forwards once it became apparent that the team had a problem scoring.  Unlike the year before where the team held three successful scoring lines, injuries…

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Trade Rumors: Marc Savard Waives No-Trade Clause

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Trade Rumors: Marc Savard Waives No-Trade Clause

Marc Savard recently waived his no-trade clause in order for the Boston Bruins to move him to another team.  Despite signing an extension with the club following a successful season, the team may believe Savard simply is not worth the risk. At this point, everyone who remotely watched hockey last season knows why. As always…

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Nathan Horton Gives the Bruins an Offensive Boost

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Nathan Horton Gives the Bruins an Offensive Boost

Having a couple first round picks gives you a lot of flexibility and that’s something Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli can be thankful for.  Boasting the 2nd and 15th picks in the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Chiarelli made a move to immediately boost a 2009-10 league-worst scoring threat (2.39 goals per game) with the 2003…

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Igloo Insider: Pens reclaim Atlantic lead

Friday, March 19, 2010

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Igloo Insider: Pens reclaim Atlantic lead

I think it’s safe to say that last night’s game against the Boston Bruins couldn’t have been better for Matt Cooke and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Any retribution that was expected from the Bruins after high media anticipation for this game was kept to an absolute minimum, as Shawn Thornton and Matt Cooke dropped the gloves…

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Never Discount the Vezina

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Never Discount the Vezina

Tim Thomas just won his second straight start since counterpart Tuukka Rask went down with a knee injury in a spirited effort over a hungry New York Islanders team.  The Olympian turned away a lofty 37 shots, including a full five minute penalty kill, en route to a 3-2 victory. Why is this fantasy relevant?…

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The Consistency of Powerplay Points

Monday, January 18, 2010

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The Consistency of Powerplay Points

One thing that has always interested me in fantasy sports, and sports as a whole, is the consistency of statistics.  Given a players previous stats, what can be expected for the upcoming season?  Last year I wrote a fantasy baseball article in which I compared players who are traditional first round picks versus guys who…

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