Koivu still going strong at age 38 with Ducks

Former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu leads the Anaheim Ducks in scoring with three goals and eight assists while averaging 17:43 of ice time to go along with a plus-8 through 10 games. Koivu has more points and a better plus/minus than any player on the Canadiens.

The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs asked Koivu on Friday afternoon – before a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars that night, ending a four-game Ducks winning streak - if he would have chosen himself for a hockey pool this season?

“Probably not,” Koivu said. “But I’ll take it. I’m enjoying this. It’s been fun. We’ll try to keep pushing and hopefully we can continue this good streak.”

The Canadiens will be looking to end a bad streak – two consecutive losses – when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN 690 Radio).

Below are links to some stories to keep you busy while we wait for the puck to drop on Hockey Day in Canada, which will include a triple-header on CBC starting with Winnipeg at Ottawa at 2 p.m. and wrapping up with Calgary at Vancouver at 10 p.m. CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada coverage begins at noon.

RDS will also air Episode No. 2 of the 24CH series Saturday at 6 p.m.

(Photo byAlex Gallardo/The Associated Press)

Saku Koivu still going strong at age 38 with Ducks, by Dave Stubbs

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs

Habs’ White still learning “the fine line”, by Brenda Branswell

Habs fans shouldn’t throw Ryan White under the bus just yet, by Stu Cowan

Plekanec on a roll with stable linemates, by The Canadian Press

Canadiens rookies earn more responsibility, by Pat Hickey

Subban makes SI’s list of The NHL’s 10 Most Hated Players, by Stu Cowan

A great Valentine’s Day gift for Habs fans, by Pat Hickey

Maple Leafs and Canadiens miss Original Six days, by The Toronto Star

Leafs’ Phaneuf knows his numbers are offensive, by The Toronto Star

Why Phil Kessel is a keeper, by The Toronto Sun

NHL dream has big price tag, by Pat Hickey

A warning for old-timer hockey players, by Stu Cowan

308 Comments

  1. Bozo McBozo says:

    The real reason the Habs parted with Koivu is that they did not want him to surpass Jean Beliveau as the longest serving captain of the Habs. The Who’s Tommy could have sensed that one out!

  2. Mr. Biter says:

    HiB, Thanks for the heads up about Real Sports. Gotta be there by 5;30 to get in for the game. Could be a long night. Hate Toronto even worse after the snowstorm and actually looking forward to getting back to Winnipeg. I am not overly religious however I believe God bought us the snow in Nov. and takes it away in March/April. Have 4 x4 so why shovel? Also drives the guy accross the street crazy as he’s out as soon as 1/2 mm of snow falls and start shoveling.

    Mr. Biter
    No Guts No Glory

  3. issie74 says:

    It’s the Marty show,going on against the Pens!!!

    Stephane Matteau gets his first goal.

    NorthTOHab

  4. Mavid says:

    with the shoveling out of the way, its time to enjoy a whole day of hockey!!

  5. Gally27 says:

    on CBC website – no commercials or spam

  6. Fab K says:

    Does anyone have a link to stream the game tonight? I have no access to a TV tonight and don’t want to miss the game. Thanks :)

  7. FlyAngler says:

    Check out Puck Daddy’s call for accountability for NHL Officials and who get’s special attention at the close of the article. I’ll give you a hint…. he worked the Habs game in Buffalo and will be rewarded for his performance by getting to officiate the Habs-Leafs game tonight to help celebrate Hockey Day in Canada!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-reveal-referees-punished-blown-calls-181223853–nhl.html

    “Elever le flambeau!…Raise the Torch!”

  8. HabFab says:

    EOTP’s latest Prospect update;
    http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/habs-prospects/2013/2/9/3969710/montreal-canadiens-prospects-roundup-4

    Ignore Berkies bed wetting or something similar at the bottom. :P

  9. HabFab says:

    Dave_Stubbs: #Habs coach Therrien today on White, who’s out tonight: “We care about him. We like the kid. His teammates like him. The coaches love him”

    For those that don’t look at the twitter feed.

  10. Psycho29 says:

    WOW…Ron McLean used to put Maple Leaf logos all over his stuff when he was young…..Who woulda thunk it!!!!

    ;-)


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