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Who is going to retire first?

View Poll Results: Which Hab wil retire first
Alex Kovalev 6 5.36%
Saku Koivu 24 21.43%
Francis Bouillon 5 4.46%
Steve Bégin 73 65.18%
Roman Hamrlik 4 3.57%
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07-24-2008, 08:51 AM
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Who is going to retire first?

Just wondered which Habs do you think will retire first and when?
(Brisebois is not accepted since he should be already retired.)

I personally think saku will retire first... might be after this year, or he might resign for 2 years max...

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Bégin.

His body is broken.

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Apparently Bouillon has knee problems, so I'll say him.

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Koivu

can't wait.

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I'll go with Hamrlik. He's 34 and plays big minutes and a very demanding and physical style of D.

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Stevie B unfortunately. He's been roughed up pretty good and bad backs don't get better.

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Steve Begin, he's worst every years.

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Begin will be replace by youth

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Begin - Played like a warrior , and his body is showing the wear . It's a shame when someone has a heart like his but his body cant keep up to it. One of my faves on the team but i just dont think he can still play at the level he needs/wants to

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I also say Bégin... I wouldn't be surprised if 08-09 is his last season.

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I'll have to go with Begin.

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Do any of us actually care if Begin or Bouillon retired though?

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Do any of us actually care if Begin or Bouillon retired though?
Begin especially and bouillon have both played their hearts out for this team. I'd be embarrassed to call myself a habs fan if i didn't care about if the heart and soul guys on my team retired.

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You make it sound like they're actual heroes. They suck, can't wait till they retire

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Pretty random list. I say Saku.

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Brisebois . Add him to your list .

Next one is going to be Bégin . May be he could sign another season with a young team .

I think that Koivu could end up to play with the Wild after this season . I am sure that he would like to play with his brother before retiring . Without Rolston and with Bouchard that could be a free agent next season , i suppose that the Wild would be happy to ink Koivu .

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I'd say Bégin. I'm sure he'd like to stay around, but how long can he go on in his condition? If he doesn't go voluntarily after this season, Gainey would retire him.

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Brisebois . Add him to your list .


I think that Koivu could end up to play with the Wild after this season . I am sure that he would like to play with his brother before retiring . Without Rolston and with Bouchard that could be a free agent next season , i suppose that the Wild would be happy to ink Koivu .
The OP wasn't asking posters to name the player they WISH would go elsewhere. He asked which player is likely to retire first. Leaving as a UFA is NOT the same as retiring. Besides, I'm not sure Saku would want to go to Minnesota. If playing with his brother is on his mind, he would have requested a trade long ago. I'm sure he could have been traded, so the Minnesota suggestion is a canard.


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I'd say Bégin. I'm sure he'd like to stay around, but how long can he go on in his condition? If he doesn't go voluntarily after this season, Gainey would retire him.



The OP wasn't asking posters to name the player they WISH would go elsewhere. He asked which player is likely to retire first. Leaving as a UFA is NOT the same as retiring. Besides, I'm not sure Saku would want to go to Minnesota. If playing with his brother is on his mind, he would have requested a trade long ago. I'm sure he could have been traded, so the Minnesota suggestion is a canard.
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Pretty random list. I say Saku.
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Brisebois . Add him to your list .

Next one is going to be Bégin . May be he could sign another season with a young team .

I think that Koivu could end up to play with the Wild after this season . I am sure that he would like to play with his brother before retiring . Without Rolston and with Bouchard that could be a free agent next season , i suppose that the Wild would be happy to ink Koivu .


This is a hockey forum and we are here to talk about hockey , and more specificaly about the Habs . Guy Cabarello suggest Koivu will be the first to retire . I just gave opinion about that .

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Begin will retire earlier than average due to his injuries. Seems like he's out for a few months every season now ever since a couple years ago.

There was that time he hurt his knee avoiding a high stick, the collision with DiPietro, etc. While he continue to block shots and deliver big hits, he won't last much longer.

Hamrlik and Kovalev are both pretty resilient as Hamrlik only missed time this year for the flu and Kovalev played every game.

Bouillon has his knee problems (and there's the fact that the Habs have some D-Men coming up quickly and he's the odd man out).

For Koivu, its hard to tell.

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