HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Montreal Canadiens
Notices

Poor Koivu desserved better

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
05-04-2008, 11:06 AM
  #1
1UP
Registered User
 
1UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Québec
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,903
vCash: 500
Poor Koivu desserved better

9 points, +1 in 7 games.

A lot of people questionned the fact he was a playoff warrior. The way he's been standing in front of the net when nobody wanted to, I think, should shut up all the critics.

That guy is our captain, despite his lackluster season he showed he still can rack in points and play hard.

I hope to see him dominate next year, and bounce back like Kovy did.

1UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:07 AM
  #2
Ice Poutine
Photoshop Nut
 
Ice Poutine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: ____
Country: Martinique
Posts: 11,574
vCash: 1000
He will probably lift the Stanley Cup next year!!!

Ice Poutine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:14 AM
  #3
Evil Ted
Registered User
 
Evil Ted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,650
vCash: 500
The key is staying healthy especially at his age, we were lucky this past season relatively no injures until Koivu went down with the broken foot. Koivu did not have a great season but he sure helped us when he came back in the playoffs.

Evil Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:15 AM
  #4
Iwishihadacup
Registered User
 
Iwishihadacup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Quebec City
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,713
vCash: 500
we love koivu, and we all want him to lift a cup with the habs

I hope nobody will ever put his leadership back on question next year

Iwishihadacup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:17 AM
  #5
speed11
Registered User
 
speed11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Country:
Posts: 4,499
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1UP View Post

A lot of people questionned the fact he was a playoff warrior.
I don't think anybody questioned that...most if not all of us knew what he brings when the 2nd season starts.

speed11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:19 AM
  #6
anarmandaleb
 
anarmandaleb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hiding in a blanket
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,619
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup View Post
we love koivu, and we all want him to lift a cup with the habs

I hope nobody will ever put his leadership back on question next year
I think we are going to have to kidnap the entire Montreal/Quebec media...

anarmandaleb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:38 AM
  #7
1UP
Registered User
 
1UP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Québec
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,903
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by speed11 View Post
I don't think anybody questioned that...most if not all of us knew what he brings when the 2nd season starts.
Read more newspapers please

He was very questionned. Not by the fan base, of course. We know

1UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:39 AM
  #8
CanadienErrant*
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Country: Cook Islands
Posts: 4,956
vCash: 500
My hats off to Koivu. He really tried. Just too bad he was not better surrounded.

CanadienErrant* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:40 AM
  #9
Galchenyum
AGally+BGally
 
Galchenyum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,226
vCash: 500
Koivu was awesome this post-season. Really, I had never noticed that he was so good before these playoffs.

Astounding performance.

Galchenyum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:44 AM
  #10
Belso
Registered User
 
Belso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,697
vCash: 500
I think Koivu knows this team is going in the right direction. He will be disappointed in the next few days, but knows it's a matter of time and the club has lots of young players who will only get better..

Go Habs Go!!

Thanks for your hard work Saku!!


Belso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 11:47 AM
  #11
Seb
Unregistered User
 
Seb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Country: Ireland
Posts: 6,847
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Seb
One day his name will shine between Lafleur and Moore's name.

Seb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:16 PM
  #12
Brisk-Illusion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,159
vCash: 500
Poor Koivu has deserved better just about every year since he's been with us. He's always given everything he's had and always stepped up when his team needed him most.



Then again, he's a guy who's getting payed millions of dollars to play a game, so don't feel too bad for him.

He might not win a Cup, but he's still a luckier SOB than all of us on this board put together.

Brisk-Illusion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:46 PM
  #13
Sir Jacques Demers
Registered User
 
Sir Jacques Demers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 935
vCash: 500
Gainey

Sir Jacques Demers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:48 PM
  #14
Uber Coca
Registered User
 
Uber Coca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,068
vCash: 500
However, Koivu must be looking at the team and - like Carbonneau - be really proud of what they accomplished this year. I think he's liking the future of his team.

Uber Coca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:51 PM
  #15
JeromeHP
@Jerome_Berube
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,580
vCash: 500
Wait... I can see michel blanchard already writing column with the title "le canadiens eliminer et c'est la faute a koivu" or something like "le canadiens ne gagnera jamais la coupe avec saku" or even better "jai mal a ma petite orteille et c'est la faute a saku" lol

JeromeHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:53 PM
  #16
BigM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Argentina
Country: Argentina
Posts: 210
vCash: 500
Definitely our best performer overall in the 7 games he played.

I'm wondering if the weeks off because of his foot injury gave him the energy boost to perform at the level he did. As he ages, he needs time off throughout the season, although it's hard to do that when the teams are so balanced and the difference between 1st place and 8th place is only a dozen or so points.

BigM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 12:57 PM
  #17
Transported Upstater
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take care, all. :)
Country: United States
Posts: 22,984
vCash: 500
Anyone who puts any blame on Koivu for this is a joke. Coming back EARLY from an injury and then playing very solidly in the playoffs?

He again proved he's a playoff warrior. Saku raises his game to another level during the playoffs like so many Montreal legends of old, and while he's not as good as them and may never win a Stanley Cup, he's proven time and time again that he could damn well belong on those championship teams.

Saku's a true winner, and I guarantee those dynastic Habs teams of the past would be honored to have him as a teammate. And THAT'S the mark of a real champion.

I hope everyone realizes how sad a day it will be when Saku Koivu decides to retire. If I were a Hab, I'd be so proud to have him as my captain.

Transported Upstater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:03 PM
  #18
Mats NAslund
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 4,148
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ice Poutine View Post
He will probably lift the Stanley Cup next year!!!
I hope you're right. I just wanna know where all the Koivu haters are at?

Mats NAslund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:06 PM
  #19
Travis Moen
Registered User
 
Travis Moen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Montréal
Posts: 1,816
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by speed11 View Post
I don't think anybody questioned that...most if not all of us knew what he brings when the 2nd season starts.
Actually a part of the francophone fanbase questioned it and are still questioning his lack of leadership
I guess it has something to do with the media...

Travis Moen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:11 PM
  #20
Astaroth
Registered User
 
Astaroth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Montreal,Qc
Posts: 1,651
vCash: 500


If only a few more players of our nucleus was willing to pay the price and lift their intensity also, we'd wouldn't have these lamentations.

Astaroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:29 PM
  #21
Montrealer
Registered User
 
Montrealer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chambly QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,456
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mats NAslund View Post
I hope you're right. I just wanna know where all the Koivu haters are at?
I heard TheDamned was banned.

Montrealer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:31 PM
  #22
wedge
Registered User
 
wedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: victoriaville
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,262
vCash: 500
I'm so happy for Saku, still.. he's shown he's still an important player in this team. He's the perfect second line center that any NHL team would love having.

wedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:45 PM
  #23
Cmoneyflyguy
Registered User
 
Cmoneyflyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wayne, Pa
Country: United States
Posts: 2,139
vCash: 500
He really impressed me in this series.

Cmoneyflyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 01:46 PM
  #24
Garo
Registered User
 
Garo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Montréal
Country: Italy
Posts: 8,444
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markov79fan View Post
Wait... I can see michel blanchard already writing column with the title "le canadiens eliminer et c'est la faute a koivu" or something like "le canadiens ne gagnera jamais la coupe avec saku" or even better "jai mal a ma petite orteille et c'est la faute a saku" lol
Well... it wasn't with that tile, but yeah he blamed Koivu.

What a tool

Garo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2008, 02:26 PM
  #25
dlandry77
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 206
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1UP View Post
9 points, +1 in 7 games.

A lot of people questionned the fact he was a playoff warrior. The way he's been standing in front of the net when nobody wanted to, I think, should shut up all the critics.

That guy is our captain, despite his lackluster season he showed he still can rack in points and play hard.

I hope to see him dominate next year, and bounce back like Kovy did.
I agree, when he came back for the Bruins series he was a force. I really think he helped Higgins get out of the rut he was in. He is awesome, sign him to an extention next year.

dlandry77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.