Should Markov complete his contract and be let go, be extended, or traded?
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07-13-2013, 01:29 PM
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I don't think getting rid of Koivu really made or broke us. We never really improved but the very next year we did go farther in the playoffs than Koivu ever took us. Koivu probably should have been traded at some point, rather than kept until the end of his contract. Markov has been pretty crucial to whatever success we have had, however. Just look at the Habs record with Markov and without, for the past 5 years or so.
The primary reason we made it far in the playoffs that year was Halak's unbelievable performance in the first two rounds. Once he became more human, Habs were toasted.
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