Should Koivu Be Stripped of the Captaincy or Traded?
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02-06-2013, 03:35 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
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I haven't noticed this at all. Most players aren't capable of developing chemistry with every single other player and there's nothing weird about that. You're exaggerating.
Am I? In the last few years how many wingers have we tried with Koivu? How many have stuck?
Gaborik didn't work well with Koivu (remember, we were always struggling to find that other center including throwing Demitra at center). Rolston. Havlat. Bouchard. Setoguchi. Lats. They have never stuck.
In the past 5 years; Heatley, Brunette and Mitts have been the only stable wingers that Koivu has had. We've tried everyone and everything with Koivu and his play style. It hasn't worked.
Koivu is a notoriously picky center that we've tried a variety of wingers to work with and only a few have worked with him.
It isn't every other single player. Teams juggle lines all the time. We try it and everything gets out of whack.
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