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04-23-2008, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
He's not puny, I saw him more than once and he has a nice built. On nhlpa he's listed at 183.
I don't think he should pack 15lbs though.

Koivu is listed at 5'10 - 182lbs, Kostitsyn 5'11 183lbs. Never heard anybody say Koivu has to put on some weight.
All the weight talk is fluff. The point I believe Joe was making is that if the kid wants to get to a level that we're hoping he can, there are some things he needs to add to his game.

Koivu always had an explosive step around the edge. He doesn't have it like he used to and he tends to have to be craftier than he used to, but he'd always take a strong hard step towards the net, S.Kost. should learn this and add it to his game, it'll open up space and allow him to use his talents.

Whether it's weight mass, strength, will, I don't care, it's just opinion as to some things, as a young player, he can improve on.

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