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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Koivu Overrated?

Yes, this guy has gone through a lot over his career, cancer, adversity and playing in one of the more hostel hockey enviorments in the league. But, is he really that great.

Career high in goals, guess.
21. Yes that is 21 goals as a career high.

Career high in points, 71.

How many players do that on a consistant basis, a lot. His teammate Sheldon Souray has 61 points, and 25 goals, breaking Koivu's record. Koivu is a 1st line center, Souray, a defenseman.

Yes Koivu is a great leader, but the way they talk about him in Montreal like he is a 50 goal scorer.

3 Comments:

Blogger Pekese said...

I agree he is overrated offensively. He makes 4.75 million each season as well, which in my opinion is slightly high for a player of his caliber, especially with the career highes he has. He is a great captain and leader but thats not worth 4.75 million. Koivu may not be the ideal first liner, but a much better one than Axelsson.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous freddybuffett said...

Montreal: 4.75 million for a captain on a team that will probably make the playoffs.

Boston: 7.5 million for a captain on a team that is going nowhere slowly.

3 million cheaper on a team with less talent and takes them to the playoffs. Money well spent - actually it is a bargain. More to earning a salary than just stats!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

koivu did get benched the other day. maybe a sign that he isnt worth his salary?

10:32 AM  

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