Saturday, July 4, 2009

Petitions Call On Habs To Re-Sign Koivu, Kovalev

Habs' Saku Koivu celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre in Montreal on March 26, 2009. Photograph by: John Kenney, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - There are two interesting petitions making the rounds on the Internet.

The first calls for the Canadiens to bring back Alex Kovalev and give him the captain’s C. The second, addressed to Gazette sportswriter Red Fisher, calls for the team to re-sign Saku Koivu, the man who has been wearing the C.

Neither petition is likely to sway general manager Bob Gainey, who has neither the inclination nor the financial resources to sign either player. But they do put the spotlight on an interesting question: Where are the leaders on this team?

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