Should Koivu Be Stripped of the Captaincy or Traded?
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02-06-2013, 11:20 AM
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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.
Look, I'm sorry you don't like Koivu for whatever reason, but your statements about him are completely biased and not based on actual events.
If even half of what you said is true at all, then, why would he even be our captain, and why would Fletch have signed him to, at the time, the longest and most lucrative contract in Wild history? Fletch who didn't even offer Gabby a contract at all, and traded Burns. He also swalloed his pride and traded Havlat when that was not working out.
Fletch has a great hockey mind and he is not giving these contracts out to spoiled, lazy, overbearing and singleminded prima donnas.
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