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Marc Savard will waive NTC for two teams: Ottawa and Toronto

Jun 27, 2010, 12:17 AM EDT

The sticking issue in all of this talk about a supposed Marc Savard trade was his no-trade clause, where he would have to approve the destination that the Bruins look to send him. There’s been speculation that the Blue Jackets were interested, as well as a number of Eastern teams.

Word comes now that reportedly Savard is willing to waive his no-trade clause, if he must, and head to either Toronto or Ottawa. Both teams make sense, as both teams are in desperate need of scoring and playmaking centers.

The sticking point, of course, is the contract that Savard currently has. With four years and $25.5 million remaining on his contract, it’s going to be tough for Boston to move him for the maximum value they’d hope to get.

Some have said that Luke Schenn could be part of a trade with Toronto, but GM Peter Chiarelli told NESN.com that if teams were able to eat salary as part of these trades then deals like this would become just a bit easier.

As of now, there’s still nothing concrete on any offer that’s been made and it’s not necessarily a guarantee a trade is made before July 1. If the Bruins can’t move Savard by then, he is then allowed to name up to five teams he is willing to go to. Depending on how free agency shakes out, that is likely the course Boston takes unless a decent deal comes their way in the meantime.

  1. duggy - Jun 27, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    i know savard,he wants to stay in boston and now will have a crack at the scoring title..so there ya have it!

  2. duggy - Jun 27, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    and a crack @ some stanley cups too..

  3. GB - Jun 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    The deal with the NMC, as I understand it, was Savard had to name two teams as a pre-set condition. He is from the Ottawa area – presumably he named Ottawa and Toronto to have a chance to be near family in the event Boston wanted to trade him.

  4. Reggie D - Jun 27, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Savard’s contract is a 7-year extension that starts on July 1st. It runs for just over $28M. Not sure why this site keeps claiming that it’s for 4 years and $25.5M.

  5. Browny - Jun 27, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    I’m with Reggie D on this, my understanding on the extension is that it’s 7 years with $14 million over the first two years, then the other $14 spread over remainder.

  6. Ghostrider1174 - Jun 27, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Looks like theres a good chance Toronto will get him reported by Bob McKenzie and Kyper.Wont include Kaberle just picks not high ends and secondary prospects combination. More less salary dump. I knew the price wasnt too high since this guy only played 40 so games last year and injury concerns plus long term commitment. But i think this is best possible scenerio for Toronto and still have Kaberle to trade for something else.I hope they get this done soon.Dont wait Burke just do it. Stalberg Savard Kessel nice first line speed speed speed = explosions!@#$$ LOL

  7. ?Nic - Jun 27, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    ?Luke schenn for savard???????????? ?Boston wishes?!

  8. Manfromdenmark - Jun 27, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    What picks are Toronto going to trade with Ghostrider? And aside from Bozak, there’s no one in their system worth a Savard unless Kaberle is a part of it.
    Better bet is Ottawa, where he’s closest to family and they have salary to unload too.

  9. Mike - Jun 27, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    A deal between Boston and Toronto? Ha, sign me up. Any deal between Chiarelli and Burke always ends up with Burke getting the ass-end of an ass kicking.

  10. Jeff - Jun 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    “Word comes now that reportedly Savard is willing to waive his no-trade clause”
    Reportedly from where? It’s funny that in the half dozen places I’ve read this rumor, no one seems to be able to identify the sourc
    Savard’s new contract has a clause that kicks in during the 2011-2012 season that will let the Bruins move him to one of six teams without having to get him to waive his no-trade clause: Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Philly, and I forget the other two. Google it. That might be where this rumor got started.

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