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  • Captain Koivu Ready to Lead

    Saku Koivu
    Captain Koivu

    The Canadiens have come to terms on a one year deal with Saku Koivu. The Canadiens captain said both sides were happy with a one year deal. Koivu becomes an unrestricted free agent next year and although he expressed interest that he would like to test his market value, he has made it known he wants to remain in Montreal for years to come.

    Koivu is to earn a little over $3 Million a season after taking a paycut from $4.25 Million. Perhaps a little on the expensive side for Koivu, whom many consider to be an excellent 2nd line center , but just not big enough to fill the #1 role.

     

    Koivu has played his whole career for The Habs, I was in the crowd at the Bell Center for his comeback game after returning from beating cancer. Let me say it was a pretty magical moment when the audience gave him a 10 minute standing ovation.

    Grit, determination, he lacks none. This fierce competitor will bring everything he has to everygame, playing a full season with Kovalev could perhaps result in some big points being put up.

  • Jan Bulis Signs 1 year Deal

    The Canadiens filled another hole in their roster this week signing Jan Bulis to a one year deal.

    Bulis spent last year playing in the Czech Republic, scoring 49pts in 45 games and accumulating 113 PIMs.

    It seems Bulis has always been one step away from breaking out, at times displaying offensive production then shifting from the top line back to the 2nd or 3rd. He has size and skill, enough that he should be a consistent 2nd line performer for the Canadiens this year. Playing with Richard Zednik, Radek Bonk or perhaps Kovalev or Koivu, it shouldn’t be a problem for this guy to reach 20 goals.

    Jan Bulis

    Jan Bulis delivers a crushing blow.