question for those who saw him play: how good was serge savard defensively before his injuries? i know that he could rush the puck and won a conn smythe before he crashed into a goal post and broke his leg in multiple places. and then he hurt his ankle during the summit series. was he as good, or close to as good, defensively before the injuries, or did his defensive game come after he lost a lot of his mobility like, say, dave babych? a couple of other questions: 1. how good do you think he could have been had he not had the injuries? are we talking about robinson or pronger territory, or were his offensive skills not at that level? how much defense do you think he would have sacrificed to be more of a two-way d-man? 2. from reputation, i always thought of him as a great leader and a beliveau type of influence on the last habs dynasty, but looking it up, it seems he wasn't captain until the last year of the dynasty. what was his leadership role on those habs teams? was he the real leader, only cournoyer had seniority?