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04-23-2008, 10:44 AM
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Koivu's career

This is a selected translation from a French article in today's Lapresse reagarding Koivu's career :
"When I arrived to Montreal, at the beginning of my career, the Canadiens had a strong team. Everything was going well and we beleived that we were going to be good for a long time. But the situation started to deteriorated. Then when I signed my new contract a few years ago, many people started to ask why I wanted to stay. I did not want to play somewhere else because I beleived that the future was very promising for our club. Today, we start to see the result. To feel the emotion of the fans on the stand, you have to play in Montreal. Each player dreams to play in a big game like the one on Monday."
"It's not easy for me to comeback physically from my injury. In term of execution speed, I feel that I am not 100%. But the little bit of rest will help me get better".

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04-23-2008, 10:57 AM
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Saku is the heart and soul of this team, he could have left in the tough times and go play on a powerhouse team but he stuck it out. To me that shows a ton of character.

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04-23-2008, 11:00 AM
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I am so glad to have him on this team, his spirit and leadership exemplifies what it means to be a Hab, great role model for all the young fans out there.

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Saku is the heart and soul of this team, he could have left in the tough times and go play on a powerhouse team but he stuck it out. To me that shows a ton of character.
overrated. but still like him (please no rage rents)

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I ****ing love Koivu. I love Koivu more than Natey loves Breeze-bye. I'm not sure if I love Koivu as much as TheDamned loves Kovy, however.

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I am so glad to have him on this team, his spirit and leadership exemplifies what it means to be a Hab, great role model for all the young fans out there.
Agreed.

Question, was that an answer Koivu gave in French, or was it something he said in English, translated to French, later translated back into English?

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Koivu is the man.

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Agreed.

Question, was that an answer Koivu gave in French, or was it something he said in English, translated to French, later translated back into English?
It looke like the interview took place after Monday game. Koivu probably spoke in English. You can tell from the article that Koivu spoke from the heart.

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He needs a cup to his resume

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Koivu is awesome. Hopefully we will have a deep playoff run this year.

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Koivu is the man! Always will be, hope to see everyone back on the bandwagon soon.

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Agreed.

Question, was that an answer Koivu gave in French, or was it something he said in English, translated to French, later translated back into English?
lol It probably turned out completely different then the original interview after 2 translations.

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overrated. but still like him (please no rage rents)
I will contain myself for this time...

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Koivu is the best... fav player of all time.

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Forget that drive for 25 stuff.... Let's make it "A CUP FOR CAPTAIN KOIVU"!
Damn, i love this captain!


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Forget that drive for 25 stuff.... Let's make it "A CUP FOR CAPTAIN KOIVU"!
Damn, i love this captain!
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04-23-2008, 11:50 AM
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One sentence: Koivu is a money player...

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Watching Koivu raise the Stanley Cup over his head wearing the CH would be so amazing to see. It would be such an emotional moment...

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To think of the horrible rosters he played with on the Habs.... seriously.

Koivu never asked for the team to trade everyone worth spit away, yet they did... and the results were predictable. When you take him out of the line up... the Habs were just bad.

The guy has that extra jam that not many others do. He just does not have the endurance he had pre-cancer, nor the agility he had pre-knee destruction.

Minor shortcoming aside, we could not have had a better captain on this team since they gave him the C. Imagine, it was between him and ....Corson. Yikes!

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04-23-2008, 12:23 PM
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I would want nothing more than for Koivu to be the first European captain to win the cup.

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Koivu exemplifies why so many believe Finnish players to be much like Canadian players. They seem to give it more in the playoffs and play a similar style in international play.
He has been my favourite player for a long time.

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Some fans who constantly criticise Koivu are simply taking him for granted. We saw what a difference he made when he came back from his broken foot. The offense is much different without Koivu. Koivu has the ability to create more open ice than any Habs player on the team right now. The Habs offense was almost non existant for the first 5 games against Boston. It's no coincidence they scored 9 goals in the final two games with Koivu in the lineup. Koivu had 3 points in 2 games. All were crucial assists. The offense simply has more flow with him there.

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I couldn't get over how well he played in the 2 games vs Boston...our team is much,much better with Koivu in the lineup, there is no comparison...He truly loves being a Montreal Canadien!

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I couldn't get over how well he played in the 2 games vs Boston...our team is much,much better with Koivu in the lineup, there is no comparison...He truly loves being a Montreal Canadien!
Totally agreed with your statement. I truly hoped that he play his whole career with the Habs.

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One sentence: Koivu is a money player...



stop talking please

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