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05-17-2006, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck
Maybe, but Koivu's injuries apparently didn't hamper him as much during the Bruins series. We could see that Thornton was visibly struggling. Koivu's injuries didn't become a real problem until the Tampa Bay series.

EDIT: On rereading your post I see you were referring to Koivu's eye injury, not his 2004 rib injury.
no, I was refering to his severe rib injuries that kept him out of practice and on ice every minute between games. Even after a spear from Thornton to the ribs he kept playing. Thornton just disapeared. he had a booboo and started floating. Koivu had torn cartiledge and just used it to motivate him further. That's the difference between the two. Thornton gets an injury and it just takes him out mentally, where as it makes Koivu try even harder.

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