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Koivu or Kovalev (Non-Habs Fans)

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Koivu 38 59.38%
Kovalev 16 25.00%
Neither 10 15.63%
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06-22-2009, 10:19 PM
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Koivu or Kovalev (Non-Habs Fans)

If you were Montreal, which of the 2 players would you keep. There's also a neither option if you would go a different direction and keep neither player. I'd like to restrict this to just non-habs fans if possible. Thanks guys.

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06-22-2009, 10:29 PM
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Keep in mind I'm not trying to say that either or both of them need to leave. This is solely for argument's sake. If money were tight and you could only keep one of the two, or opt to let both walk and go in a different direction, which would you choose. Thanks again.

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Definitely Koivu coming from a Boston fan, he's the only Hab aside from Metropolit that I actually like.

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Koivu and it's not remotely close for me.

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Koivu. Kovalev has some sick moves, sometimes, and a wicked shot but I really never did like the guy.

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06-22-2009, 11:14 PM
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You keep the much bigger, much more talented, and better player.
Kovalev and its not even close unless you dont know hockey.

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06-22-2009, 11:25 PM
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Kovalev is trash.

Koivu is the greatest hab of the last decade. Easy choice.

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06-22-2009, 11:43 PM
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Captain Koivu

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06-22-2009, 11:46 PM
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Kovalev. Honestly, I think Kovalevs lack of character has been blown out of proportion. I think the way he plays the game makes him look like he's not trying and thats why he draws criticism. Correct me if I'm wrong but when he was young he had a lot of heart problems and wasn't able to show a great amount of intensity when practicing hockey I think this still translates to his game today. He plays hockey at a very slow slow slow pace.

He's the more valuable player. Koivu is the ultimate example of a good bad team player. He's a 50 points two way center. I'd take Kovalev over him any day. Neither guy is a particularly good leader.

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06-22-2009, 11:50 PM
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personally I would like to see the Habs go in a new direction, a young team, with more Canadians playing for the Canadiens.

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Koivu. He gives it his all.

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Koivu as a 3rd line center. Kovalev is a locker room cancer, a loafer and a cherry picker.

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Koivu for me as well. Kovalev's to inconsistent while Koivu has been the Canadien's captain for a few years now and has always been a consistent player for them.

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06-23-2009, 09:49 AM
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Well the question was, which one should the Habs keep. Then, my choise is Koivu. Even though i think Kovalev is slightly the better player but right now he is just no good for them.

Koivu is still very good 2nd line center.

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personally I would like to see the Habs go in a new direction, a young team, with more Canadians playing for the Canadiens.
Except not the Western Canadians!

They are evil! And they do not provide the grit necessary to win championships.

Draft only undersized Quebec born players and no-heart Euros.

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neither, time to move on and put that money towards some new personnel

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06-23-2009, 01:19 PM
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Except not the Western Canadians!

They are evil! And they do not provide the grit necessary to win championships.

Draft only undersized Quebec born players and no-heart Euros.
Are you saying the habs don't draft western candians? I think thats a bit of a myth to be honest. They have guys like Gorges and Price(price specifically considering he is there franchise) and a guy like Chipchura coming up through the farm

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06-23-2009, 05:34 PM
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I would keep Koivu, and that doesn't mean I think he is the more talented player, Kovalev obviously is but with Koivu you know what you are getting, with Kovalev, you don't know whether the all world player or the guy who doesn't seem to care about the game, is going to show up that year.

I'd let Kovalev go and try to sign another player in the $6-7 million range to take his place.

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I voted Kovalev, because I go to watch a lot of Habs games and without No. 27 (and with Martin's snoring system), nights at the Bell (or Molson) Centre may become excruciating next season.

Saku needs and deserves to move on to greener pastures. His time in Montreal is done.

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