Should Koivu Be Stripped of the Captaincy or Traded?
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02-06-2013, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
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Hockey isn't basketball where you throw 3 superstars together and expect results. It's a game where you have to become familiar with how each other plays, know where they're going to be, what they're going to do. I would have expected more knowledge from someone that is all knowing. They need to learn how each other plays. End of story.
MK played with DH last year. At times MK practiced in summer/during lockout with ZP. MK and ZP know each other, or else the first line wouldn't be productive thus far. Cullen, Brodziak, Seto, Cal, all here last year, know the system, know each other, yet production is down.
In a shortened season, you cannot play like the Wild has, and make the playoffs. 1 point, and no wins on the road. Doesn't cut it. The casual fan can be okay with the Wild not making the playoffs, but the team's economics cannot. That 3-4K increase in season's tickets that came about due to ZP/RS can erode very quickly if this team does not show improvement. Because what happens next year? Even more new players. Think about it. Backstrom, Harding, Cullen, PMB at minimum are likely gone-ers. Seto, Cal C, other 3rd or 4th line fillers?
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