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01-05-2009, 06:52 AM
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When Koivu returns-who goes down?

When the return of our captain who do you think will be sent back down to Hamilton?
Will it be MAc pac - Chips or Dags or maybe even Sergi for conditioning. Who do you think?

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01-05-2009, 06:54 AM
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For a split second I thought this was gonna be a betting thread on who's the next to join the Habs' list of injuries this season.

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01-05-2009, 07:01 AM
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Koivu's status

From a Finnish source on 5th January (MTV3, local commercial television company, I would say definetly reliable):

- Koivu has been on ice on saturday for a third time, leg feels mostly good, some pain still in certain positions.
- Will join team's practices this week
- Earliest date of return will be at the end of this week
- true test for the condition of the leg will be team's practices with contact.

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01-05-2009, 07:09 AM
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Put some muscle on his line. Try Lapierre to stir things up. Or Chip so Saku isnt battling for the puck add game. Chip Laps Saku would be hellish to play against lol.
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From a Finnish source on 5th January (MTV3, local commercial television company, I would say definetly reliable):

- Koivu has been on ice on saturday for a third time, leg feels mostly good, some pain still in certain positions.
- Will join team's practices this week
- Earliest date of return will be at the end of this week
- true test for the condition of the leg will be team's practices with contact.

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01-05-2009, 07:13 AM
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I don't wanna see him back before the game @Boston at the earliest. Let it heal properly.

It's not like we are in great need to get healthy right now. As far as we're mostly injury-free by March all will be good. As it stands right now, we're definitely making the playoffs and we're certainly not competing for the first place in the conference. Let the rookies play.

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01-05-2009, 07:18 AM
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hey P1xx444r, Andrei K made your post bashing of him look not so knowledgeable last night, no ?
wow i have to AGREE with you here, Koivu must take his time, plus he will be in better physical shape for the playoffs with the rest !

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01-05-2009, 07:25 AM
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I don't wanna see him back before the game @Boston at the earliest. Let it heal properly.

It's not like we are in great need to get healthy right now. As far as we're mostly injury-free by March all will be good. As it stands right now, we're definitely making the playoffs and we're certainly not competing for the first place in the conference. Let the rookies play.

I just don't see why the team would want to give up fighting for first in the conference. We are 12 pts back with a game in hand. Win that game we are at 10....with just over half the season to go.

As for Saku, I do agree that he should make sure he is 100% before coming back.

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01-05-2009, 07:29 AM
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hey P1xx444r, Andrei K made your post bashing of him look not so knowledgeable last night, no ?
Let's see if he can keep it up and improve on his current pace of 40 points on the season.
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I just don't see why the team would want to give up fighting for first in the conference. We are 12 pts back with a game in hand. Win that game we are at 10....with just over half the season to go.
Ya well, anything is possible, but the way Boston is playing I do not see them sliding much. If we're gonna continue to play just above .500 we will definitely have no chances of catching up.

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I just don't see why the team would want to give up fighting for first in the conference. We are 12 pts back with a game in hand. Win that game we are at 10....with just over half the season to go.

As for Saku, I do agree that he should make sure he is 100% before coming back.
Exactly correct 12 points is nothing in January in fact at this time last year the Canadiens were 10 points behind the Ottawa Senators and the Habs had played one more game than Ottawa.

As for Saku the Habs do miss him but I would hold him out as long as the team is winning.

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01-05-2009, 07:35 AM
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I do not think it's much of a guess really. Pacioretty will be sent down unless he lights it up before then.

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Ya well, anything is possible, but the way Boston is playing I do not see them sliding much. If we're gonna continue to play just above .500 we will definitely have no chances of catching up.
Not saying it is going to be easy but there is till a lot of time left and they can get a few key injuries like we have had and we can remain healthy and the tables can turn. I think the remaining games we have against them will go a long way in deciding it.

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01-05-2009, 07:37 AM
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I do not think it's much of a guess really. Pacioretty will be sent down unless he lights it up before then.
Exactly, I really think that this might be Chips time to stay as long as he earns it of course.

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01-05-2009, 07:40 AM
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No rush,the dept is great here and Chipchura looked good again yesterday and right now we need everyone back 100% ready for the 2nd half and the playoff drive

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Give more chance to Pax play

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Goes down on who?

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Hooray captain K. He was an absolute beast the last time he returned from an injury.

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Most likely Pacioretty and Weber, maybe D'Agostini.

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in all likelihood it'll be max, simply so the team doesnt "burn" a year of his contract and eligibility for free-agency after playing more than 10 games

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i miss saku

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By the way, I can't seem to remember....is this Koivu's first injury this season or did he miss game(s) prior to it as well?

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in all likelihood it'll be max, simply so the team doesnt "burn" a year of his contract and eligibility for free-agency after playing more than 10 games
Ummm - Does that apply if he's in the AHL?

Also, to the OP, it won't be Sergei. He's been playing well for a good stretch now. Heck, he has almost the same number of points as Plekanec

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By the way, I can't seem to remember....is this Koivu's first injury this season or did he miss game(s) prior to it as well?
Injured, came back for a couple and then injured again I believe. Not sure if it is the same thing acting up.

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Chipchura and Weber

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By the way, I can't seem to remember....is this Koivu's first injury this season or did he miss game(s) prior to it as well?
i believe it's his second, but the first was 1 or 2 games !

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Chipchura and Weber
If the reports that O'Byrne is down for conditioning are true, Weber be tied directly to him.

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