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04-22-2009, 09:48 PM
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Koivu is the best.

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04-22-2009, 09:50 PM
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Best news of the night for me.

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Really, now this is interesting. Took all of a game to change your mind, and no more drive Koivu out of town threads?
If you read my G.D. posts you'd realize I'm not a blind Koivu-Basher.

He's not a first line center - FACT
He doesn't deserve anything more than his production merits + 1m (veteran + "captain") = 4m TOPS.

All I was saying.

If he gets a 3 year 5m/yr contract from BG, I'll be sickened.

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04-22-2009, 09:52 PM
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If you read my G.D. posts you'd realize I'm not a blind Koivu-Basher.

He's not a first line center - FACT
He doesn't deserve anything more than his production merits + 1m (veteran + "captain") = 4m TOPS.

All I was saying.

If he gets a 3 year 5m/yr contract from BG, I'll be sickened.
lol Koivu is not going to be getting 5 million lol. He has never made that kind of money and isn't going to start now.

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04-22-2009, 09:56 PM
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If you read my G.D. posts you'd realize I'm not a blind Koivu-Basher.

He's not a first line center - FACT
He doesn't deserve anything more than his production merits + 1m (veteran + "captain") = 4m TOPS.

All I was saying.

If he gets a 3 year 5m/yr contract from BG, I'll be sickened.
Fair enough.

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04-22-2009, 09:59 PM
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good to hear!

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04-22-2009, 10:07 PM
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i think its time for a change

thx saku for everything you did on and off the ice but all good thing need to come to an end at some point


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04-22-2009, 10:14 PM
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I really like Saku but he's not worth the money it is going to cost us. the franchise needs to clean slate and start in a new direction.

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04-22-2009, 10:21 PM
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Excellent news! Keep him as long as you want! Montreal aint going nowhere with this guy
No, but with him as our second line center behind Lecavalier...

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04-22-2009, 10:46 PM
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GREAT CAPTAIN ..... cant imagine this team without saku.

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04-22-2009, 10:47 PM
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So funny how some people here don't even consider Koivu as a 2nd line centre. He's averaging 0.75PPG last 2 seasons, which would put him into a top tier 2nd Centre in the league.

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04-22-2009, 10:50 PM
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Love Koivu.

However we need to get him some help. Mighty Saku doesn't have the energy he use to have, but his heart is as big as it always has been.

A 1st line C is Bob's #1, #2 and #3 priorities this summer.

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04-22-2009, 10:51 PM
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As much as I love Saku, I'd rather see him gone.

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04-22-2009, 10:56 PM
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it's time for the big minute, big moment players to get bigger and nastier or this team is going to continue to fight uphill battles in the playoffs. starting with Saku. god bless him he's great, I think it's time to part ways.

although I would look to dump Plekanec first. at least Saku plays hard and does more little things on the ice.

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04-22-2009, 10:58 PM
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This is one thick-skinned guy.

I hope Carey is taking notes

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04-22-2009, 11:55 PM
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Im pretty sure he'll sign a long term deal a la Alfredsson. He wont get Alfredsson's money for sure, but in the same structure. Something like 4m, 4m, 3m, 2m for the next 4 years. That would only be 3.25m on the cap and he can retire after the 3rd year if he has nothing left in the tank by then.

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04-23-2009, 12:00 AM
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Saku will be back at a lower salary and he will be the 3rd line centre. He knows his role and he will be fine with it. He's a great captain and he bleeds red white blue.

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04-23-2009, 12:02 AM
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next year i see our top 4 centres being 1. vinny, 2, lang, 3, Saku, 4 lapierre.

i can dream

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04-23-2009, 12:07 AM
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On RIS Koivu was only saying it has to be a two way agreement that works for both parties, re: if he was coming back and the UFA situation in general. Being a little coy and cautious. Was so happy to hear this out of him on CBC. He's gone through hell in this city and he's still commited to us despite some best efforts out there. Only caught the tail end on TSN, winning a Cup with Price??
Obviously he shouldn't be the #1 guy relied upon to drive the offense. But you'd be crazy to not want this warrior on your team, he could thrive as a second line C. And there is no reason he can't fill that role here. He is so far from being the or a problem.

Saku must stay.

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04-23-2009, 12:19 AM
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Great news. It is great to see that Saku has the willingness to stay in Montreal.

We could ship both Kostitsyn brothers to Chicago for Duncan Keith.

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04-23-2009, 04:17 AM
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Captain, my captain!
Yes! I hope he returns and that Bob can get someone as a number one center to take some pressure off him.

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04-23-2009, 04:48 AM
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If he comes back it better be at a discount.
And not too play on the first line
Maybe not, ideally, but he looked awfully good out there when paired with Kovalev and Tanguay.

Our season only got cooked when Markov and Schneider went down and Tanguay re-aggravated his injury.

Even with Lang and Bouillon out, we were getting it together and it still was looking fine. Folks forget we had scored 11 points out of 12 and had a game in hand that could have put us in 6th place, one point out of 4th.

Koivu-Kovalev-Tanguay
Lapierre-Kostopoulos-Latendresse
Metropolit-Dandenault-Higgins
Plekanec-d'Agostini-A.Kostitsyn

Schneider-Markov
Komisarek-Gorges
Brisebois-Hamrlik

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04-23-2009, 06:20 AM
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If he returns and if he's still the #1, we are in deep trouble. Even with better linemates, people need to freakin realize that as much as he's a god, he's aging. You can't have a #1 centerman who can't play more than 20 minutes.

People need to freakin understand that it can't be solely on performance but on opportunity. Clearly I would keep Koivu and dump Plekanec. But who wants Plekanec and at what Price. Great news about Plekanec is that he's in no place to ask for a big contract. Same thing for Higgins. Still, people see how Plekanec conducts himself in the playoffs.

But then there is the Habs factor.....the factor that makes players bad here and once they leave they become much better. This can probably be taken into consideration. And especially the Ryder factor, the one awful season that is automatically transformed into a reborn season immediately after.

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04-23-2009, 06:38 AM
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Wow, great news. All of our wingers had terrible seasons, it surely isn't because of Koivu and Plekanec so yeah, let's sign Koivu again and try one more time! Yay!



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04-23-2009, 06:43 AM
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Wow, great news. All of our wingers had terrible seasons, it surely isn't because of Koivu and Plekanec so yeah, let's sign Koivu again and try one more time! Yay!


Yeah we have so many people waiting to take there places, much better and more tallented options, we would be such a better team without them yay!


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