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04-22-2009, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jordy View Post
only problem with that is our older guys (kovalev, koivu, lang, markov) are our strong guys whereas the younger guys (kostitsyns, plekanec, higgins) are our weaker guys. It's too bad because koivu and kovalev shouldn't have to carry this time but the younger guys havent stepped into the lead roles yet. It's going to be an interesting summer to see if the habs get rid of the older guys and throw the young guys into the fire or if they sign koivu and kovalev and hope that plekanec, the kostys etc can come back to where they were in 07-08. IMO its time to let koivu and kovalev go, start over with a new coach (roy) a new captain (markov) and rebuild for the future.
If some of the French media have a problem with Koivu how do you think they'll like Markov? Markov has enough responsiblity without burdening him with the C. Koivu has earned it and would be a great #2 centre, he isn't the problem.

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