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12-16-2003, 08:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Gatineau, cālisse
It's funny how a rumor brought up by a restaurant owner makes people go overboard with their comments.
Koivu is unhappy, but it's not because of the attention given to Ribs. Koivu is unhappy because the organisation is not backing him up as much as it used to. Him and Ribs are not good friends. And the thing about the cliques is not fiction. More and more, this team is Theo's team. Beat writers can sense it. The youngsters are hanging more with Theo and Ribs, than with Koivu. I guess it's only natural since they're the same age or so...
But remember that Ribs had an attitude problem before this season. I'm sure that the relationship got off to a pretty rough start.
The thing that gets to me is the way that Julien is treating Koivu these days. He's not pampering his captain, that's for sure: not playing on the first PP unit tonight on the 5 min.; taking Zednik away from him; not making him play with Rivet like he used to...
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