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01-21-2013, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Here are the facts:

Habs fans were crying for years when Koivu was scoring 60-70 points a year, year-in and year-out, without having babied minutes, and playing with 2nd liners like Higgins and Ryder when he was at his most fortunate. Habs fans complained Koivu was too short at 5'10''. We needed more "size down the middle".

Now that 5'5'' Desharnais is scoring 60 points, with babied minutes, with two wingers better than anybody Koivu ever had for more than 10 games at a time, some habs fans are celebrating.

Koivu had 3 years of 60-70 points. And yes, we always need size down the middle, so we needed to add one centerman to help Koivu NOT be the 1st centerman he never was. We didn't do that. Same could be said for DD. Yet, there is a small difference. It's easier to celebrate success with DD, a players that was never drafted, and had to prove his worth everywhere he played, succeeding everywhere he played compared to Koivu this 1st rounder, presented to us as the saviour so much that we've traded everybody around him that could have helped him becoming a better player. Not Koivu's fault, but at one point, what people was tired of was to not some help given to Koivu.

But now we have to live with the team we have, and we are happy that this 1st line is doing as good as they did last year. Should we have 2 big centerman instead? Of course, till we get there, this 1st line has to remain intact and let's hope other lines will pick it up.

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