Captain Koivu & Captain Kovalev...who's the the real leader?
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01-30-2009, 11:37 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Well, if there's really an issue between those two guys I would say NONE of them.
Anyway, here's my take.
Komisarek is the vocal leader.
Koivu is the respected always playing 110% on-ice, effort leader.
Kovalev is the talented flying player that get his teammate confident when he gets going.
Price & Markov are those leaders who's quality of play makes the most difference between a win or a assbeating.
I remember an article from Les Canadiens the magazine in which Higgins said in an interview 2 seasons ago some along the lines of: "I was doing some bikes in the Gym (Ankle Injury) during one of the Leafs-Habs games into which we were badly outplayed, and between two periods I remember hearing Saku yelling at the boys in the lockerroom, boy was I glad not to be there. The following period, Koivu scored 2 goals to lead the Habs to victory."
Just saying.. Koivu can be vocal as well when things get ugly.
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