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03-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Koivu wanted to stay and I think he was really hurt not getting an offer from us.
Koivu had said multiple times he will end his career in Montreal. Though it wouldn't have been good PR to low ball him to a contract. He would have signed it. His life was Montreal. Montreal did the right thing though, moving on.

I'm happy for him he got the 3 million contract from the Ducks. This season it seems he has rejuvenated. 20 points in 20 games and leading the ducks in PP goals. Hoping for a long post season for him and the Ducks.

EDIT: I love how Brendan Gallagher said he asked if it's OK for him to take 11 as it was Koivu's old number and he knew Gomez "also wore it in between". Such nice words about Koivu's contributions also after that. It wasn't asked of him, he didn't need to show respect, but he chose to. I like when a young player shows that kind of class.

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