There are a lot of people out there who aren’t Savard supporters. However, I am a supporter, so you can all suck it. Ever since Matt Cooke, the worst type of human possible, cheap shot-ted Savard to the head, he has never been the same. And now, it looks like Savard is going to miss this up coming season, which then opens the door for retirement rumors.
“Marc is still suffering some serious symptoms from his concussions, even after just playing golf,” Savard’s agent Larry Kelly told the Boston Herald. “There is no way that any doctor would tell Marc he could go out and play and risk another concussion without Marc suffering some terrible repercussions.” -NESN.com
Marc Savard is a very good hockey player. He sees plays happen before they develop and he knows where to put the puck. He is one of the best play-makers the game has seen. It really is unfortunate that he may be retiring. There is still some outside chance he could return, but when you have trouble playing a round of golf, it might be time to think about the future.
I was at a playoff game 2 seasons ago where Savard made an unreal return to the lineup after the Cooke hit. It was game 1 against the Flyers. Savard scored the overtime game winner and it was honestly the best game I have ever been to.
Savard is signed through 2016-2017, but let’s be honest here. The dude is 34. As much as it sucks, it looks like #91’s playing days are over. However, I am a glass half full kind of guy. You never know what could happen, but if he wants to be able to remember what day of the week it is when he’s 60, he might want to think about hanging it up.
We’ll miss you Marc Savard.