The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part IV (All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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07-23-2012, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Nobody can deny that Koivu was clutch in the playoffs, even though his teams never made it past the second round, but what about the regular season?
He led the team in scoring
during his tenure here, and the Habs missed the playoffs during
of those seasons. This is one of the reasons I've always thought that the Canadiens' reliance of him as the team's no. 1 center was one of the main reasons for it's mediocrity during that time.
He just wasn't
He was a playmaking center whose most consistent 'good' line was having Ryder and Higgins on his wings. Speaks volumes. Nobody is saying he was a superstar. Habs had much bigger problems than koivu at almost every other position for a long time, so heaping the blame on Koivu because he was the best we had, that's just retarded.
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