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10-17-2003, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by All-Star
We have a place for four Koivus in our lineup.

Saku Koivu is by far superior to any of our current centremen including Ribeiro. I will be satisfied if Ribs becomes a poor-man's Koivu...
Saku is more complete than Ribeiro and right now he is better, but he's not far superior.

Mike has better ice vision and is potentially a better playmaker.

Saku has better speed and plays better defensively.Probably a better leader too.

Even if they are small, i have no problem with them being our first 2 centers.
Like you said, there's place for lots of koivus in the lineup.

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