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02-21-2012, 12:11 AM
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It isn't any different the last few years. We shouldn't be relying on Bouchard or Lats actually because they haven't shown the ability to stay healthy.
Right now, Koivu's priority should be to himself.
But it's probably not. He's competitive, and is probably looking at the team instead of himself. I would hope there's a healthy balance of both. His priority shouldn't all be about himself or else he'd be Zidlicky.
But also make sure Koivu is no longer captain nor 1st line material until he can show he's healthy and can score at a point per game for the rest of the year.
Being healthy and scoring a point per game doesn't mean a player would make a great captain.....nor should it be a requirement. I can remember sooooo many people wanting Cullen and Brodz to be captains during their hot streaks. Certainly not point per game players anymore. Yes, Koivu is paid a boat load more money, but again...that should have nothing to do with having a letter either. When it comes to the letters, there are things there that we the fans don't always get to see (in regards to why the player earned them.)
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