We'll only be able to tell once the game starts....but Koivu was looking a bit tired for parts of the season. I am wondering how much the injury have have actually helped him by forcing him to rest. He otherwise doesn't like to rest. If he can deal with the pain and swelling of the fracture....he may have some better legs in the playoffs.
Streit was a big part of the Habs #1 rated PP in the regular season, unfortunately it appears he's now injured (hip) and I believe he was banged up prior to the playoffs starting.
I certainly would like to see Streit back in Mtl next season, depending on the salary terms.
For the amount of money it will take to sign him, the Habs could acquire a first line player, or a rock solid second pairing defender.
There's no way he'll take a discount, spending most of his career in the Swiss Leagues, he needs as much money as he can get to live the lifestyle of a pro hockey player and ensure retirement after he's done.
Great news. Hopefully the addition of Koivu will improve our moribund offensive play, especially on the PP. Its a huge addition because it stabilizes the second line and allow for a potential Lats-Laps-Ryder fourth line. They have played quite well together when given the chance.
A rested Saku is a good Saku. At times this season, you can tell he was tired. His injury is a blessing in disguise. He's had time to heal, renewed energy, and that desire to play after being watching for a number of games. I expect the Cube to contribute and have fire in his eyes. We need 60 minutes boys, and get the PP back on track.