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05-26-2008, 11:11 AM
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Lafleur: Re-sign Kovalev, Not Koivu

http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/8180



Can he shut up already??

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05-26-2008, 11:15 AM
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Well that's one way to get people to read or start talking about your column.

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05-26-2008, 11:22 AM
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Doesn't Lafleur have bigger problems to take care of..

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05-26-2008, 11:24 AM
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I liked Lafleur as a player, admired him...but the things coming out of his mouth and being part of the alumni are cancerous!

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05-26-2008, 11:26 AM
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Well I guess this is the official kick off of the "who to re-sign Kovalev or Koivu" saga for the upcoming year...get used to it, I have a feeling we'll be talking/hearing about all through fall/winter.

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05-26-2008, 11:32 AM
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Lafleur adds: "Not that Koivu doesn't have his place on the team or that he hasn't given everything to the Habs during his career in Montreal. But business is business and the best possible team must be given to the fans.

"In this regard, Koivu is an excellent (chip) who could bring interesting dividends (in return)."

Personally I don't agree with trading Koivu, because I want to see him retire as a Hab. But other than that, what Lafleur says does make some sense.

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05-26-2008, 11:33 AM
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For once, I agree with Guy. Koivu as passed the point where he can bring us anywhere, hes still a good player by all accounts but he can't play with an edge for long enough period of times. I also don't want anything to do with signing him for emotional reasons(he should finish his career here kinda arguments, this team shouldn't be a pre-retirement stop), business is business.

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05-26-2008, 11:35 AM
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After Koivu's terrible performance in the playoffs, I now have a firm belief that he's a has-been.


Oh wait.

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After Koivu's terrible performance in the playoffs, I now have a firm belief that he's a has-been.


Oh wait.
I think that is what Lafleur is getting at in his article. Koivu did have a very strong playoffs *like the majority of us thought he would*. So his value is at it's peak.

If you take all of the emotions out of it and look at things from a strictly business sort of way. If *cringes* there was ever a time to move Koivu, now would be it.

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I have to agree with the Flower as well on this one.... If I had to chose between Saku or Alex it would be Alex hands down.... brings alot more to the table and proved it this year big time

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05-26-2008, 11:41 AM
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After Koivu's terrible performance in the playoffs, I now have a firm belief that he's a has-been.


Oh wait.
I wonder how long it will take before someone responds with the classic non sequitur rebuttal to your point i.e. “we haven't won anything with Koivu as the Captain"

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I have to agree with the Flower as well on this one.... If I had to chose between Saku or Alex it would be Alex hands down.... brings alot more to the table and proved it this year big time
And what if we see the same Kovalev from 2 years ago this year?

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Alexei Kovalevs win you the Presidents' Trophy. Saku Koivus win you the Stanley Cup. Our problem is - and always has been - that we have too many of the former and not enough of the latter.

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How 'bout we keep Koivu and Kovalev, and we trade Lafleur to Phoenix or Dallas?

Can you do that? Trade columnists?

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The thought makes me want to cry. It makes me want to cry even harder that Lafleur has a point.
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How 'bout we keep Koivu and Kovalev, and we trade Lafleur to Phoenix or Dallas?

Can you do that? Trade columnists?
I tried trading Gagnon to Philly a few weeks ago.
Apparently you can't.


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05-26-2008, 11:57 AM
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The thought makes me want to cry. It makes me want to cry even harder that Lafleur has a point...
Making the "sell high" point doesn't exactly require a razor sharp intellect. Let's be honest if it was anyone else besides The Flower making a point this mundane they would have been laughed off the dais a long time ago.

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Making the "sell high" point doesn't exactly require a razor sharp intellect. Let's be honest if it was anyone else besides The Flower making a point this mundane they would have been laughed off the dais a long time ago.
The "sell high" point doesn't even make much sense either, right now we are BUYERS and if Koivu was traded he would be traded to another team contending and they would most likely be offering prospects and picks, not an impact player which would help us now, and this would be a step back for the team.

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05-26-2008, 12:09 PM
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so Koivu to Toronto and Sundin to Montreal

i can see it now

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Can someone please explain to me why we need to choose between Koivu and Kovalev? Don't we have like 10 million in cap space or something? This reeks of a manufactured controversy to me.

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i can not believe he would say that not to sign saku...
am so sad right now and pissed off. sure he said its only a business, but saku have been great in playoffs, and its NOT a one man show down.
every player has to bring something on the table, and saku has brought a lot more then any other habs players for the past few years, since Pierre Turgeon, vincent damphousse, and mark recchi left the team.

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so Koivu to Toronto and Sundin to Montreal

i can see it now
I thought you decided to refrain from drinking hard liquor before 5:00 pm?

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I thought you decided to refrain from drinking hard liquor before 5:00 pm?
That was Lord Chezz. This is Lord Chezzz.

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