Centers are another strong point for the Bruins. Although the (at least temporary) loss of Savard is a big hit, the center core of the B's is still solid. With Seguin's future as a center (and technically as an NHL player) still in speculation, we decided to include him in a later post. Here's we'll focus on what we feel will be the main four (eventually): Marc Savard, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, and Gregory Campbell.
Last Year: Savard had a rough time last year, scattered injuries caused him to miss half the season, which made it hard for Savvy to get into any sort of rhythm.
All things considered, Savard's point production wasn't bad. In just 41 games he managed 33 points (10 goals and 23 assists). He put up 90 shots and despite being a playmaker, his shooting percentage was a solid 11.1 percent. Now if he would learn to shoot a little more instead of forcing a pass, that would be just terrific.
Especially given recent events, it's hard to say anything negative about his playoff productions. He managed 3 points point in 7 games after returning from the concussion, including a pretty dramatic overtime goal.
Role: Without a timetable for his return, it's tough to determine exactly what kind of production we can expect from Savard. Assuming he comes back this season and stays healthy, we're hoping to see him return to form and produce like he has in seasons past. He'll also need to battle Krejci for the top line, although I'd be lying if I said that a Lucic-Savard-Horton line didn't make our giblets tingle in anticipation.
..Not in a gay way though. More like a manly, beer drinking, fist pumping kinda way.
Patrice Purrgeron says: Keep your chin up Savard! And your head!
After the jump, we look at the other Bruins centers. Add a comment