Saturday, January 07, 2006

Marc Savard Overlooked Star?

It suprises most people when they notice Marc Savard of the Atlanta Thrashers is the third highest scorer in the NHL so far this season. He has 58 points and is only behind Jaromir Jagr and teammate Ilya Kovalchuk. Savard has been a very good playmaker this year setting up for Kovalchuk and Marian Hossa. Maybe he is finally getting his game together to fulfill the promise that once made him a top rated New York Ranger prospect. As third highest scorer in the league he was omitted from the Canadian Olympic team and probably not even considered too seriously for one of the final spots. Given the depth that Canada has at center and Savard's lack of an elite track record and suspect defensive play, I think this was a correct call. However, if Savard can keep this level of play up he will become a selection on future teams for Canada.

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