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04-07-2008, 11:23 PM
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''Seul Saku Koivu n'était pas sur la patinoire lundi chez le Canadien et les choses n'augurent pas bien dans son cas.''

Basically says that Koivu was the only one not on the ice today and that things aren't going the right way for him.
that`s not good, we need Koivu

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04-07-2008, 11:26 PM
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This is good news. It means that all the other players are healthy and that Koivu may come back at the end of the serie against Boston !

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04-07-2008, 11:28 PM
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Montreal may have the mental edge going against Boston however the Habs have always been a different team without Koivu.

To be very honest, i have a weird feeling about this series. Maybe its just this rash of injuries before the playoffs. Or maybe its the more success they had in the regular season, the more disappointment it will be if they are eliminated.

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04-07-2008, 11:33 PM
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Rest him till he is back to 100% or if we ABSOLUTELY need him. End of story.

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He should rest until we are in difficulty..

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04-08-2008, 01:52 AM
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Niether did i, but my father got a tibia broken and it lasted for 3 months. I know that a "small broken bone in the foot" is a not a broken leg, but still, it must take at least wo months no? Is ther someonewho knows about it?
Broken tibia is completely incomparable to a small foot fracture..
You don't need to heal it completely like a leg to play on it.
Brisebois did it before, Begin did it, Crosby did it last year..and so many other players did as well.

If we drop the 2first games, expect Koivu back Sunday for Game3.
If we go 2-0, I don't see him coming back unless we lose the next 2-3..

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04-08-2008, 05:33 AM
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Koivu should rest and im not concerned about the team. The way Higgins played at center since the third period in Ottawa got me excited. He looked like freaking Joe Sakic coming down the wing to unleash his wrister on Raycroft last saturday. Higgins plays better when hes more involved in the play and it showed. As long as Komi and Bouillon come back for game one, theres nothing to worry about.

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04-08-2008, 05:59 AM
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It's April. We're ranked #1.

Leaves crackling on his street is news.

..and there are likely people waiting with salt nearby just in case of a freeze.

=)
No we are not, we are not ranked any higher than the Bruins. It's a new season.

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04-08-2008, 06:16 AM
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At this time of the season, no news from ANY source can be trusted. The Habs will do all they can to hide his real condition and so will the Bruins about Bergeron .

Its two teams trying to gain the psychological high ground here.
exactly..

i mean.. does anyone know what bone he broke even? some bones are "more important" then others and resting him was a very good idea (since the playoffs as #1 vs #2 seed isnt that big a deal for the first 2 rounds assuming we get out of those rounds), so in that sense, the team made the best long term decision. the team says it its foot but what that means and how bad it is right now means nothing till the series/playoffs are over and we get the truth.

as for what i think he should do, let him sit till we lose 1 game (unless we're up by 3) then, if he can play let him play, but rest him as much as possible

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04-08-2008, 06:46 AM
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If he's going to play the last thing he should do is practice. He'll probably have iritation and swelling after wearing his skate, so he should only wear them for games.

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04-08-2008, 06:49 AM
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He'll be back by this time next week. Count on it.
Agreed. He will miss one, maybe two games at most.

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koivu will play if the habs are in trouble in the series (trailing 2-1 or 3-2)
ill see him back for game 5

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04-08-2008, 06:55 AM
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Koivu should rest and im not concerned about the team. The way Higgins played at center since the third period in Ottawa got me excited. He looked like freaking Joe Sakic coming down the wing to unleash his wrister on Raycroft last saturday. Higgins plays better when hes more involved in the play and it showed. As long as Komi and Bouillon come back for game one, theres nothing to worry about.
I agree with you.... higgins played well... and because he played center, he was forced to get involved in the play more often.... he has so much energy... and although he had a couple of tough games this season, I really think he will be a key player in the playoffs.

koivu is an asset , especially in the playoffs. However, as long as higgins keeps playing this way, I want him to stay our 2nd line center...

canadiens in 5, price 3 shutouts. Kovalev 8 pts.

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No we are not, we are not ranked any higher than the Bruins. It's a new season.
Umm... I don't think it jinxes anything to point out a statistical reality. Montreal won the East.

Does that mean we will win the East? Of course not, but we did in the regular season.

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04-08-2008, 08:37 AM
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I expect Bouillon and Koivu to both miss game one.

Purely because I think it's smarter to make sure they are 100%.
I'd rather Koivu even waits till the 2nd round if possible, so he can heal up nicely.

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04-08-2008, 08:48 AM
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Higgins is on a hot streak since he replace Koivu. He played well at the center position so there's no need to rush Koivu and bring him at 80%.

We can win without Koivu against the Bruins if Higgins continue to play like he did in his last 3 games and Koivu will come back in a better shape with a couple more days to recover.

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04-08-2008, 09:22 AM
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Higgins is on a hot streak since he replace Koivu. He played well at the center position so there's no need to rush Koivu and bring him at 80%.

We can win without Koivu against the Bruins if Higgins continue to play like he did in his last 3 games and Koivu will come back in a better shape with a couple more days to recover.
Higgins was once a very good center who i think was captain of team USA at WJC once. He will probably be the revelation of the series.

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04-08-2008, 10:41 AM
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Higgins was once a very good center who i think was captain of team USA at WJC once. He will probably be the revelation of the series.
But he was never good at faceoffs. Needs to work on it.

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04-08-2008, 11:13 AM
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Koivu can take all the time he needs.. but if at any instant we are down a game to the Bruins, expect Koivu to play.

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04-08-2008, 11:18 AM
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Broken tibia is completely incomparable to a small foot fracture..
You don't need to heal it completely like a leg to play on it.
Brisebois did it before, Begin did it, Crosby did it last year..and so many other players did as well.

If we drop the 2first games, expect Koivu back Sunday for Game3.
If we go 2-0, I don't see him coming back unless we lose the next 2-3..
But the question i'm asking is : Does making him reste will help him, or de we need a complete healing to realy have differance? I mean Brisebois played for the rest of the season with a broken bone in the foot, and Crosby played last playoff with a broken bone in the foot, neither of them rested before playing on it.

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04-08-2008, 11:20 AM
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Faceoffs are an issue. Even though we played well in the Toronto game, for much of the game we were stuck in our zone (the Pleks line. the Higgs line, the bottom 2 lines were AWESOME though) because we coudn't win a faceoff to save our lives. I hope it's an issue they address promptly. That's why having Koivu back would be crucial.

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I might be the only one...but I expect Koivu to be in the lineup Thursday.

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I expect Bouillon and Koivu to both miss game one.

Purely because I think it's smarter to make sure they are 100%.
Its very to think that way but if we have difficulty against a team, he'll be back for sure, healthy or not.

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04-08-2008, 11:39 AM
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Unless by miracle We're down in the series don't play Koivu until he's 100% healthy, we need him at top shape in the 2nd round

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i'm not worried if he doesnt play the first couple of games. Higgins has really stepped up and i'm sure everyone on the team knows that if Koivu isnt ready for game 1 they will need to step up their game.

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