Not sure I agree on any of the 3.
Bob has got them further than they have ever been before, albeit just average in the playoffs.
RHD are so hard to come by, Savard is very serviceable as a 2nd pair D.
As for Atkinson, the last 3 years he has 86 G / 75 A / 161 Points in 227 games.
He is really starting to bring his point total up (he was hurt for almost 1/4 of the season in 2018 which hurt his production).
I think he is becoming untouchable. Just imagine CBJ if they find a 2nd line with the same production as the top line of Panarin, Dubois & Atkinson???
I wasn't saying it to say they aren't good and they should be traded at the first offer. Just saying that if the right offer came along, they shouldn't be turning GM's down before they get to make a pitch.
- Atkinson put up good numbers a couple years ago but at age 28 you can't be turning down good offers to get younger options. Of course it has to be a worthy offer.
- Bobrovsky is going to command Carey price numbers soon. be prepared for that. 10M+. If the Jackets are a 1 round and done team with the best goalie in the game right now, maybe they need to tackle other areas of need with the assets they'll get for Bob and down grade in nets. They'll need big money to resign Panarin, Werenski and Dubois soon enough.
- Savard isn't a bad player by no means but with other youth coming long to potentially move him down a spot, you want to get value while his value is high.
In theory anyone should be available if the offer is right but those guys I mentioned given their age and where the team is at currently shouldn't be untouchable.