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11-07-2006, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaded and Agrestic View Post
Koivu, during the last three years, has changed his game. He used to be about intensity in the slot and between the blue line and the net. The problem is that this made him injured most of the time. I'm guessing he realized he wouldn't be able to play this way at this age, especially with his skills declining every year. Now, he picks his spots and uses his linemates more. He's also learned the defensive side of the game, he's added strong positionning to his game. I think this is for the better as he generally tends to get tired towards the end of the year. Having a rested and healthy Koivu for the playoffs is better, as he excels during the post-season.
I agree with you . Saku is intelligent and he 's adapting his game with his health condition . But i find that his energy is falling very fast this season , compare to last season . May be it's just the fact that Higgins is so fast that Saku looks sometime slow or tire !

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