Isn't it ironic that i am the one to start that thread ? Where is Waffledave when we need him ?
I think their relation is not the same anymore, since the day Koivu spoke in French
Anyway it's nice to see the most under-evaluated player in the HABS history (well by a part of the French medias) achieve that. A lot of fans will always also remember him for his leadership in the community!
Had he played 2001-02 and the lockout season he would likely have at least 720 and be closing in on Geoffrion for 9th all-time. Not even going to mention all the injuries and the Jim Campbell-Andrei Bashkirov years.
What the heck? I'm a hater because I'm wondering if he will get to 1000? Koivu is my favourite player. No doubt if he wasn't injured so much he would easily reach it. It's unlikely he reaches 1000... he'll have to play 5 more seasons after this (he is already almost 34) and average close to 70 points per season. Not happening. But anyway, enough of this. Koivu is on fire!
''I've got to get the Swede '' the Finnish captain said of Naslund with a smile. ''When I first got here a long time ago, I'd look at the names on the wall and the Stanley Cups, but I was just trying to make the team. Now, 13 years later, it's hard to believe I'm getting close to the top 10.''