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Flames Forward Marc Savard has seen his entire season become mired in controversy. All seemed to be going well for Savard in Calgary going into the season, but he’s had a dismal year up to this point; he’s had a clash with the system the team plays; disgruntled over being bumped of star player Jarome Iginla’s line, and has constantly quarreled with coach Greg Gilbert. Savard is an offensively gifted player on an offensively starved team, and he should be a tremendous part of the group, but he’s not. Now its up to GM Craig Button to decide whether its worth it to keep Savard and try to resolve the situation, or deal the most marketable of your expendable players to help shore up extremely the poor depth up front.
Four games into the season Savard was kneed by Detroit winger Darren McCarty, and sustained a knee injury that kept him out of the lineup for six weeks. In his absence Iginla was paired with Craig Conroy and the two, along with Roman Turek, carried the team to a 13-2-2 start. When Savard came back, the team started to slump. It was unsure what do with Savard, because of the success Iginla and Conroy had enjoyed.
Eventually, Iginla was primarily kept on Conroy’s line and Savard was forced to play with less talented linemates, and saw his
SYRACUSE CRUNCH NEWS
LWer Mathieu Darche has been called up by the Blue Jackets. Darche, one of the most prolific scorers in CIAU history, has tallied a Crunch-high 16 goals in 35 games this season. In his previous stint with the Jackets, he managed one goal in seven games.
To make room for Darche, RWer Robert Kron has been sent down by the Jackets. Kron has managed two goals and eight assists in 43 games for the Jackets.
As of Friday, January 25th
Jackets CHL Prospect Update
Western Hockey League
Shane Bendera – G – Kelowna Rockets
Ben Knopp – RW – Kamloops Blazers
Kiel McLeod – C – Kelowna Rockets
·Was St. Michael’s 2nd round pick in the 2000 OHL draft
One of the top Canadian players at the WJC in the Czech Republic was Moose Jaw Warriors forward
When did you start playing hockey?
This was when I was about four years old. I started skating and soon after that also
Where did you start playing the game?
I was born in Edmonton and this was the place where I started playing.
Who brought you to the game?
My dad, he loves the game very much even if he didn’t play. He taught me skating and gave
Your favorite NHL team?
Before I was drafted by the Washington Capitals it was the Edmonton Oilers team. As an Edmonton
What is your biggest success in hockey so far?
Playing the first NHL game was an unbelievable feeling, something I never forget. Definitely
But how did you feel when you were sent to the Moose Jaw Warriors after the first NHL
It was very tough for me, I wanted to stay for the whole season, of course. But now I have
PITTSBURGH FORGE NAHL JUNIOR A …… NEWS :
Danville Wings first year defenseman Chris Busby will suit up in a Redhawk
Busby will be joining former Wings players, Todd Grant (freshman) and Derek