Saku Koivu was a bad captain, according to Mike Ribeiro

Saku Koivu was a bad captain, according to Mike Ribeiro

The very flamboyant Mike Ribeiro was at the Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro today.

The first few minutes of the podcast taught us nothing. The former CH 71 said that Cole Caufield is a changed player since the arrival of Martin St-Louis, that he is a very good coach, that Nick Suzuki and Caufield are first line players, in short, all phrases that everyone has been repeating for a few weeks.

What struck me in this show of just over 40 minutes was when the guest talked about Saku Koivu. Ribeiro claims he was a bad captain. But the fans and the city of Montreal loved him, so it’s not that bad. This information should be taken with a grain of salt; we know the relationship between the two men…

Of course, none of us can say otherwise; we weren’t in the room. In front of the media and on the ice, the Finn was a whole person and a role model for young hockey players. Was it in the bedroom that much worse than that?

According to Ribeiro’s impression – and according to the impression of several other players it seems – Koivu seemed happier after a loss where he collected points than a win where he didn’t contribute. Ribeiro went on to say that for a captain that kind of attitude has no place, but for a player who doesn’t necessarily have a big role in leadership, it is more “understandable”. Let me doubt it… A defeat should never make a player happy whether your name is Saku Koivu or Jaroslav Spacek.

Moreover, the 42-year-old Montrealer admitted that Brenden Morrow, captain of the Stars from 2006 to the 2012-2013 season, is the best captain he has had in his career. He said he didn’t talk much, but he was a silent killer.

Speaking of former captains, like everyone else, Ribeiro spoke about the next captain of the team that drafted her in 1998. According to him, Suzuki should have the “C” embroidered on his jersey as early as the year next. I agree with you on that one, my Mike.

A lot of

– “Coach Hughes” keeps his promise.

– The trial of the former Canucks this summer.

– Quebecers must be happy.

– Ladislav Smid is retiring.

– One of the best goals of the CH hopeful’s career. #Not

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