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04-11-2004, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by plafleur10
Each team has its highly paid superstars, who are expected to deliver the goods when the going gets rough.

Habs have two 6 Million dollar men, Theo and Kovalev, who have done strictly nothing. This is why Habs are down 0-2 at this point.

The 4.5 or 5-Million dollar Man Koivu is not doing anything either by the way.

In addition, nobody seems to have picked up that, on the OT winning goal, while Theo was embarrassingly weak, Bouillon backed up way too much and gave way too much ice to the shooter.

Finally, Theo's playoff abilities and his ability under pressure need to be questioned at this point.

At the World's 3-4 years ago, he was unbelievable throughout the tournament, then surrendered a late gift goal late in the championship game to give away the Gold (he tried to stop a weak shot that was going to miss the net and deflected it in with 2-3 minutes left in the game).

In the playoffs 2 years ago, he was weak to very average in the first 4 games against Boston, to then steal Game 5 by himself and then the momentum carried in Game 6 to eliminate Boston.

Versus Carolina, he did nothing special then collapsed with the rest of the team by giving 3 goals in the now infamous 3rd period of game 4, surrendering 3 goals and a 3-0 lead in the 3rd and then allowing a weak shot from the point to trickle in in OT.

Game 5 in Carolina was lost by a few goals and then Game 6 was his worst, he gave 6-7 goals early and was replaced by the one and only Stephane Fiset, until he was brought back with 2 minutes left for a curtain call in a classy move by his coach.

So, Mr. Theodore, time to give us some money goaltending to justify your salary!

The other guy really on the spot is Mr Koivu (Kovalev, we don't realy care, we know he is a goner by now), who has done nothing at all, not only in games 1 and 2, but in the last month of the season. For the first time, I see him not giving his 110%, often cheating on the Boards or on his backcheck and then catching bad hooking penalties, I am really disappointed and wondering if he is not in the process of buying his ticket out of Montreal...
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