Saturday, January 22, 2011
Saku Koivu's homecoming
Tonight, the Montreal Canadiens are playing the Anaheim Ducks in Montreal and that's not all, It's Saku Koivu's homecoming tonight,the first time since 2009 that he last played in Montreal.
Saku is a legend in Montreal: He overcame cancer in 2002 but came back in time for the final two games of the season, first european captian in team history & longest-serving captain in Canadiens history (tied with Jean Béliveau), led the Habs to a couple of playoff upsets, he sits at #10 on the list of the greatest NHL captians of all time in the March 2008 issue of impact magazine & he led them to a first-place finish in the eastern conference & northeast division in the 2007-2008 season.
The current Canadiens team are not the same without Koivu's leadership & play. He should have never left Montreal for Anaheim as UFA. Gionta will never be the captian Koivu was in Montreal.
Hope his number gets retired and wins a Stanley Cup before he retires.