Report Saku Koivu in Around the League Archives Posted November 11, 2009 You say Gomez had his year playing under ideal circumstances and I agree, Saku had the same, his 75 point season he played huge minutes on the best PP on the league and he scored an astonishing 57% of his points on the PP that year. Ryder and Higgins were ideal circumstances? Hypothesize for a moment if with a faux first liner in Michael Ryder, accompanied by a third line checker at best Koivu amounted 75 points, what would his productivity have been centering Brian Gionta and Patrik Elias, Alex Tanguay and Alex Kovalev or Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta; actual first line caliber players. Is the assumption Saku Koivu could produce a season high similar or perhaps superior to that of Scott Gomez had he been allotted the same favor the aforementioned is now? Contract wise, who was to believe Koivu would centre fringe players, a majority of whom held absolutely no business upon our first line (Latendresse, Higgins)? Additionally it shall remain my belief Saku's contract accommodated significantly more than his on ice production. His leadership quality, continued support toward the city of Montreal, perhaps even his dedication to the sport itself.