Thread: Proposal: A Trade With Minny (Weber)
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05-18-2010, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by token grinder View Post
wasn't so much as the points as what koivu brings intangible wise. the guy is a leader, very good defensively, you don't ever hear of him being a head case, etc. not saying spezza and kopitar are not very very good players, I would prefer koivu over them. I think the fact that he plays in minny and doesnt have all the hype hurts him as well. another thing, kopitar has played with frolov, now smyth, and other offensively capable players. koivu has played with andrew brunette, 1/2 seasons of gaborik, and not much else. and spezza has had the luxury of alfreddson and heatley for years. I know their success is also his success, bit it is a factor you have to consider.

also I think koivu is david legwand with offensive talent.
im not so sure that if you simply put koivu in legwands slot with Ward and Smithson and the same expectations(shutdown line first) that Koivus numbers wouldnt be as bad or worse than leggys.

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