8:30 PM EST, Thu December 18, 2014

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The Montreal Canadiens will hold a pre-game ceremony honoring Saku Koivu on Thursday.
Koivu battles nerves as Canadiens honor him

Koivu battles nerves as Canadiens honor him

MONTREAL – Saku Koivu never did learn much of the French language beyond bonjour and merci, which got him some flak as the leader of the Montreal Canadiens in a city and a province that worships those who don the bleu, blanc et rouge. It won’t...
Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Habs honor Saku Koivu on Thursday - Saku Koivu (C) Anaheim Ducks

The Montreal Canadiens will hold a pre-game ceremony honoring Saku Koivu on Thursday.
Liveblog: Game 33 – Anaheim at Canadiens

Liveblog: Game 33 – Anaheim at Canadiens

It will be a sentimental, nostalgic and emotional night at the Bell Centre. Rene Bourque is back. KIDDING!!! No, there will be more than a few tears shed Thursday night when the Canadiens pay pre-game tribute to Saku Koivu. And […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize 3 hours ago

Canadiens vs Ducks game thread

Habs honour Saku Koivu as the only two NHL franchises he has ever known, Ducks and Canadiens, clash in Montreal. The Habs honour long time captain Saku Koivu tonight as they play host to the Finn's only other NHL team the Anaheim Ducks. Koivu meant a heckuva lot to the team, organization, and to the city as he held the torch proudly during some dark times in Montreal. Resiliency, graciousness, and inner strength were his hallmarks. It wasn't a historic period for the Canadiens, but they had a captain who will be have a place in the annals of their history. Eller is a game time decision and...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 12 hours ago

Merci Saku

Saku Koivu was a great leader for the Canadiens, but more importantly, is a great human being. What will Saku Koivu's legacy in Montreal be? Generally speaking, when it comes to hockey players, the effect that one skater has on a fanbase is limited to on-ice achievements. Stanley Cups are the norm in Montreal, and if a player fails to bring home the Holy Grail, he's cast aside by inflated expectations that were born in another millennium. For all his talent, Saku Koivu's main knock against him is that he wasn't born in the right era. How far back do you have to go to find a player that...
Habs Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago

Thursday Habs Links: Saku Koivu's Homecoming

Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including an interview with Saku Koivu, thinking about moving the Bulldogs and the longest shootout in the NHL. Montreal Canadiens Links Former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu will be honoured at the Bell Centre before the game against the Ducks. His biggest regret? Not being able to win the Stanley Cup with Montreal. [LaPresse - French] How will Lars Eller's return to the team affect the lineup? [National Post] The residents of Papineauville are trying to out who mysteriously left a photo of Jean Beliveau on their bulletin board. [Journal...
Saku Koivu expects ‘awesome, emotional’ Bell Centre tribute

Saku Koivu expects ‘awesome, emotional’ Bell Centre tribute

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE Saku Koivu was playing the role of chauffeur when he took a call in a California parking lot this week, waiting early afternoon outside his daughter’s school. Ilona, 10, would be out shortly; his son, Aatos, […]
RDS documentary focuses on Saku Koivu’s battle with cancer

RDS documentary focuses on Saku Koivu’s battle with cancer

DAVE STUBBS MONTREAL GAZETTE Throughout his entire public battle with cancer, and in the 12-plus subsequent years that he has been in remission, former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has been impressively, uncommonly stoic. He has forever spoken about his cancer […]
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 22, 2014

Saturday Habs Links: Canadiens will honour Saku Koivu in December

Here are your daily links, including Saku Koivu's legacy, Movember moustache updates, a Q&A with prospect Mark MacMillan, and more. Montreal Canadiens Links Canadiens will honour ex-captain Saku Koivu on December 18. [NBC Sports] Recall Koivu's legacy here. He beat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2001, returned in one of the most emotional games in team history, and raised $8 million dollars for the Montreal General Hospital. No big deal. (It's a big deal) [NHL] Movember update: Men's health is a big deal to Brendan Gallagher (his grandad passed away from prostate cancer in 2010). Still,...

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