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12-30-2003, 10:21 AM
Joe Malone
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Savard's comments after the game:

"I didn't even try to hit anybody," Savard said. "Koivu -- I didn't even see him, to be honest with you. And then from what I saw, I'm turned towards the boards. I don't know if he turned with me and he was low and his knees bent. I'm not going to try to hurt a guy. I don't know if he turned into me.

"I didn't even see the guy; that's why I'm livid right now."

Here's the link:

I'm not a fan of Savard, but I don't think he attempted to injure Koivu. From the one good replay I saw on Sportsnet, it looked like he didn't see Koivu coming. (RDS showed their replay from the far end of the rink, and it was difficult to see much of anything.) I only saw the Sportsnet replay once, but Savard was looking the other way when he and Saku made contact. It could have been "accidentally" on purpose though.

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