David Savard: The Canadian was always the most interested team last summer

David Savard: The Canadian was always the most interested team last summer

Tonight, we were entitled to a distinguished guest at the blue pocket while the defender of the Canadian, David Savard, passed by the podcast by Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre. To listen to the full episode, by the way, it’s here:

This is what I remember of Savard’s visit to the podcast of the two former Canadian players:

1. Savard recalled last summer when he was a free agent and made the decision to sign a contract in Montreal. Although we knew that the CH was going to stick their noses into the file, the defender stated that throughout the process it is the Montreal formation that was most interested in his services.

Considering the lack of skilled defenders in the organization and Marc Bergevin’s interest in defenders of this style, it makes sense.

As Savard points out, the fact that the Habs offered him a four-year contract (which wasn’t the case for every team that contacted him) played a role in his decision. However, playing in front of his family more often and being closer to home have also had an impact.

two. #58 says he can’t wait to see who the Canadien’s draft player will be on July 7. He notes that the team’s veterans are eager to welcome him to the group and intend to put him at ease quickly. Savard benefited from this early in his career, and after doing the same with Pierre-Luc Dubois in Columbus, he wants to make sure he welcomes the player “who will have the potential to change the franchise.”

3. The defender was very impressed to see the response of the people after the death of Guy Lafleur. He believes that he will allow young people to understand the importance of hockey legends in Montreal but admits that he was scarred by everything that followed the sad announcement of Lafleur’s death.

After all, as he pointed out, many of the people who gave the Bell Center a standing ovation during the Lafleur tribute didn’t even get to see him play. However, he made such an impression that it had such an effect, even on people who had never seen him play.

Four. Savard says injuries to Joel Edmundson and Carey Price earlier in the season hurt team morale. After all, both guys were supposed to be ready for the start of the season but ended up missing several months of activity.

And with several losses in the opening weeks of the season, the boys had a hard time getting back on their feet.

In short, very interesting points discussed during the podcast which you can listen to in its entirety HERE, in particular, to learn a bit more about Savard’s time in Columbus (the “last team you saw recruit him”), his appreciation of John Tortorella, and his impressions of the impressive system in place. in Tampa Bay.

A lot of

– Bad news for Avalanche.

– Will the Lightning be without Brayden Point for the second consecutive series? Probably yes.

– A whole character.

– Alexis Lafrenière’s new agent claims that his client had big fun from the beginning of the series. [Fanadiens]

– Alain Chainey sees Juraj Slafkovsky at the height of hopes for the next vintage.

– Andrei Vasilevskiy may have been sunburned by being drafted by the senators. [HabsEtLNH]

– A very interesting parallel.

– Another win for the Montreal Alliance.

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