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03-07-2009, 10:00 PM
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Koivu already signed?

Not much to talk about, but I found the little note at the bottom of this article interesting:

http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/ho...st-6mars.shtml

Translated:
"A source assures me that Saku Koivu's next contract is already in a drawer, signed, but that they're waiting until summer to announce it so as to not make waves."

Wouldn't surprise me. And Koivu is one player they have already negotiated with prior to summer...

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Not much to talk about, but I found the little note at the bottom of this article interesting:

http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/ho...st-6mars.shtml

Translated:
"A source assures me that Saku Koivu's next contract is already in a drawer, signed, but that they're waiting until summer to announce it so as to not make waves."

Wouldn't surprise me. And Koivu is one player they have already negotiated with prior to summer...
I wouldn't put too much into this.

It is possible, but why would they wait? Last time he signed an extension, they announced it during the season.

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If I'm not mistaken, Koivu re-signed midseason in his last contract.

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Wouldn't surprise me at all.

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Would be nice as long as the numbers are good.

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wouldn't be a surprise at all. I think its all Koivu's decision as long as he isn't asking an insane amount of money.

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Maybe the source is Richard Labbé? The guy behind the Kostitsyn scandal! Seriously, I dont trust La Presse anymore. No more than 'Journal de Montréal' or any journalist.

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Too bad Mikko's contract is not next to Saku's.. We'll have to wait a few years..

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no surprise. probably 3yr/4mill territory.He's not going anywhere, and the frenchies better get used to him being the Captain until he retires. He plays hard, brings it every night. Cant complain about his lead by example performance. He's not Iginla who yaps in the locker room and gives it to the guys verbally and then back it up on the ice, but not many like that built these days. Komi is next, after that all bets are off.
Some people seem to approve Koivu only because he pisses of frenchies.

I've been defending Koivu for years, but I sincerely hope he's gone next year. We need some change. We need some size at center and since Plekanec isn't going anywhere...

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i hope he sign's he's

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Would be nice as long as the numbers are good.
3 year /100 million

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Some people seem to approve Koivu only because he pisses of frenchies.

I've been defending Koivu for years, but I sincerely hope he's gone next year. We need some change. We need some size at center and since Plekanec isn't going anywhere...
This I agree...

But if we wanna compete next year, unless a trade is made, losing Koïvu would kill any center depth.

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3 year /100 million
100 years / $3 million TOTAL would be nicer.

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100 years / $3 million TOTAL would be nicer.
i like that someone should try it.


id even be wiling to go 300 years/3 million he loooks like he got some hockey left in him yet!

Imagine the headlines...


244 year old Koivu scores his 12th of the year .

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We can't keep them all. I would not be surprised to see him next year. I torn between all of it. We can all say that he has heart but also will do anything ON THE ICE to win games.
One thing we lack off is off ice leadership. I would love for Koivu to stick around but he gonna have to lead the guys off the ice, like a drilled Sargent. Lay down the code for players to fallow and be ready for practice and games. IMO he needs help from his Assistant or a veteran.

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that is great news if its true

it would not surprise me, with all he gave to the organisation and with his credential on the team, he can come straight to Gainey's office and book a contract in 25 minutes

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this should not really be a surprise to anyone.

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i thought this guy was leaving

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We can't keep them all. I would not be surprised to see him next year. I torn between all of it. We can all say that he has heart but also will do anything ON THE ICE to win games.
One thing we lack off is off ice leadership. I would love for Koivu to stick around but he gonna have to lead the guys off the ice, like a drilled Sargent. Lay down the code for players to fallow and be ready for practice and games. IMO he needs help from his Assistant or a veteran.
Nobody would respond to this. It doesn't work in real life.

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Nobody would respond to this. It doesn't work in real life.
Exactly, and Koivu just isnt that type of guy. He's more a lead by example on the ice type. U want a big mouth in the room, then u have to get a Gerome Inginla style guy, and last i checked, he's the only one in the league like that.

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Exactly, and Koivu just isnt that type of guy. He's more a lead by example on the ice type. U want a big mouth in the room, then u have to get a Gerome Inginla style guy, and last i checked, he's the only one in the league like that.
Really? That doesn't seem to suit Iginla much.

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Nobody would respond to this. It doesn't work in real life.
Ok maybe over said with the Sargent, but you know what I mean. Never had anything wrong with a little discipline. If the Captain does not impose some rules among the players then who will. Give the team a Identity. This happen in many places in this real life.

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I'll always respect Koivu and always have, but I seriously hope this report is false, team needs to go in a different direction next year and shed some of it's 'old' skin...

Koivu's decline has been rapid the last few years

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I'll always respect Koivu and always have, but I seriously hope this report is false, team needs to go in a different direction next year and shed some of it's 'old' skin...

Koivu's decline has been rapid the last few years
oh... so you are comfortable with a center depth of

Plekanec
Lapierre
Chipchura
Metropolit

cup contender FORSHURE

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