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Koivu back with the Habs?!


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Saku Koivu Back With The Red, White n Blue  

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  1. 1. Would you like to see him back with the Habs next season?

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      22
    • No
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that ship has sailed - too soon to bring him back. i like the new core better than the old core.

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Whoever would reject to Koivu coming back needs labotamy. Imagine another smurf line that can score? :clap:

How'd you know they'd have Labs?

What about fox terriers?

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I guess it all depends. Koivu would obviously be a solid addition if his role was limited to more of a depth capacity. I wouldn't want to pencil him in as a 2nd line C, but give him 10 minutes a game and some PP time and I'd love to have him back. I'd love to see him retire in Montreal.

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I figured with the all caps yelling, that this was an actual rumor floating around. Thanks, Captain K for the contributions over the years, but the time has passed.

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Here's the UFA center with last years price tag.

Yes i would take back Koivu with a price tag of 1.8 a year for two years.

Patrick Marleau 29 SJ $6,300,000

Olli Jokinen 30 CAL $5,500,000

Marc Savard 31 BOS $5,000,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 7 years, $28.05 million.

Saku Koivu 34 ANA $3,250,000

Matt Cullen 32 OTT $2,800,000

John Madden 36 CHI $2,750,000

Tomas Plekanec 26 MON $2,750,000

Matthew Lombardi 27 PHO $2,350,000

Mike Modano 39 DAL $2,250,000

Chris Higgins 26 NYR $2,250,000

Doug Weight 38 NYI $2,000,000

Jeff Halpern 33 LA $2,000,000

Eric Belanger 31 MIN $1,750,000

Matt Stajan 25 CAL $1,750,000 Re-signed with the Flames. 4 years, $14 million.

Jason Williams 28 DET $1,500,000

Brendan Morrison 33 WASH $1,500,000

Wayne Primeau 33 TOR $1,400,000

Kyle Wellwood 26 VAN $1,200,000

Ryan Johnson 33 VAN $1,200,000

Mike Comrie 28 EDM $1,125,000

Vaclav Prospal 34 NYR $1,100,000

Craig Conroy 37 CAL $1,000,000

Glen Metropolit 35 MON $1,000,000

Jim Slater 26 ATL $840,000

Ryan Craig 27 TB $800,000

Adam Mair 30 BUF $775,000

Scott Nichol 34 SJ $750,000

Adam Burish 26 CHI $725,000

Joel Perrault 26 PHO $625,000

Jamie Lundmark 28 TOR $600,000

Ryan Shannon 26 OTT $600,000 Re-signed with the Senators. 1 year, $625,000

Krys Barch 29 DAL $575,000

Stephane Yelle 35 COL $550,000

Derek MacKenzie 28 CBJ $550,000

Toby Petersen 30 DAL $550,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 2 years, $1

Cam Paddock 26 STL $525,000

Andrew Ebbett 26 MIN $500,000

Rich Peverley 26 ATL $500,000 Re-signed with the Thrashers. 2 years, $2.6 million.

Michael Ryan 29 CAR $500,000

Colin Stuart 26 CAL $500,000

Yan Stastny 26 VAN $500,000

Zenon Konopka 28 TB $500,000

Alexandre Giroux 28 WASH $500,000

Cody McCormick 26 BUF TBA

Dwight Helminen 26 SJ TBA

Derek Armstrong 36 STL TBA

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Could be a cheap replacement for Plekanec if were not able to resign him. Id love to have him back as long as its NOT for over 2M/year and not long term.. 2 years mostly. If it would mean we could trade for Nathan Horton or someone like that it would be awesome. Id not like it to be our MAJOR sign/trade this off season though.

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The cheap replacement for Pleks is named Eller.

Dont know if I want to rely on a guy with 7 nhl games to replace our leading scorer unless we are going to do a firesale and restart from scratch. btw, noticed that Horton had already been traded...

Since we just resigned Plekanec I guess this thread can be closed and forgotten :D

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Sorry to whoever disagrees with me, but I think that signing Pleks was in fact an error and we will see the evidence this season. I would of prefered a trade and get a return in order to save some cap space and entertain other possibilities. :rolleyes:

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Sorry to whoever disagrees with me, but I think that signing Pleks was in fact an error and we will see the evidence this season. I would of prefered a trade and get a return in order to save some cap space and entertain other possibilities. :rolleyes:

Sorry i gotta disagree with that, you dont trade away the players that really help your team. You let go of those other useless players whose salaries add up. If you said that trading Halak was an error then i'd definitely agree lol.

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If Koivu is willing to sign dirt-cheap AND willing to be a polyvalent player, deployed at C or the wings as needed, then I certainly would take him back. I could see Koivu in that specific role being a really useful jack-of-all-trades type - offering secondary scoring from the wing in the top-6, excellent 3rd-4th line work, stepping up as 2nd-line C in the event of injuries, etc.. However, given our tight cap situation and the unlikelihood of his accepting the terms I just outlined, I'd say there's about a 1% chance of this happening.

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If Koivu is willing to sign dirt-cheap AND willing to be a polyvalent player, deployed at C or the wings as needed, then I certainly would take him back. I could see Koivu in that specific role being a really useful jack-of-all-trades type - offering secondary scoring from the wing in the top-6, excellent 3rd-4th line work, stepping up as 2nd-line C in the event of injuries, etc.. However, given our tight cap situation and the unlikelihood of his accepting the terms I just outlined, I'd say there's about a 1% chance of this happening.

I really couldn't agree more.

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I fear that bringing Koivu back this soon would only mess with the locker room situation. Especially seeing as we haven't named a captain yet.

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