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05-09-2008, 03:34 PM
LV Hab
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Originally Posted by ND Irish View Post

No offense, but, Kovalev and Koivu, Habs 2 best forwards (by a big margin) are in the "twilight" (so to speak) of their respective careers.

So far as I can tell, the Habs have no body (of near equal talent) in the organization to take their respective places when they 'HANG THEM UP" (which makes signing impact UFAs a huge prioroty)!
Kovalev and Koivu aren't gone yet! I definitely think the Kostitsyns might put up better numbers over their careers than Kovalev. Not many players in the history of the game can match that guy's talent, but I think the ASK will have similar/better stats over the length of their careers respectively. As for Koivu I don't see anyone that can do what he does in the organization right now. Plekanec is a good 2nd line center and his numbers will start to match those of Koivu, but I don't think Plekanec will ever be as good as Koivu.

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