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11-20-2005, 08:14 AM
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Questions about M.Koivu

Last game he had 0+3 and that got my hopes up.

How does his game look otherwise? I mean where those lucky passes or could he really have first line center potential in him?

Just wanted to know what you (who can actually see minnesotas games) thought. And yes, i know it's prolly too soon to say, but a little analyse never hurts anyone

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11-20-2005, 03:03 PM
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Mikko has looked great. Hes got like 5 or 6 points and on the 3 assists he had, they wernt luckey passes, Mikko is a playmaker, he is really good with the puck and he seems to always know where every one is. I like what i have seen from him so far and i cant wait to see him play with Gaborik.

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Mikko should be the second line center before the end of this season, assuming health & progress.

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Mikko should be the second line center before the end of this season, assuming health & progress.
I should say so, as he won the top line job out of camp .

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mikko mouse is a gem

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We could use Saku's brother here in Montreal that's for sure, great grab by the Wild.

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How come his ice time has been getting cut lately? He should be playing ahead of White.

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That is a kick *** nickname.

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How come his ice time has been getting cut lately? He should be playing ahead of White.
With White & Chouinard out, Mikko was getting more ice time. Since they came back, his ice time has gone down.

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he didm't play against the rangers why?

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12-05-2005, 07:47 PM
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Jacques not too happy with Mr Mikko

"Concerns about Koivu

Late in the third period and in all of overtime Saturday, rookie Mikko Koivu was cemented to the seat directly in front of Lemaire.

Lemaire said Sunday he hasn't been happy with Koivu's game recently and seems to be considering scratching Koivu, maybe tonight against the Rangers.

"When you go upstairs, you get excited to play again, and you're pushing yourself to do more," Lemaire said.

Lemaire said he hasn't yet talked to Koivu, 22, but says the center doesn't have the same "quickness." Because he's a rookie, Lemaire said, "That's why I didn't get on him right away. Maybe it's only a few games because first-year guys will drop a bit and then they pick it up. They play with your mind."
http://www.startribune.com/stories/1330/5763064.html

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wow, and i tought he played alright.

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A goal and 5 assists, +2, in his last 6 games and he gets scratched?

Gotta wonder if Mikko doesn't chip in goal or set someone up if he plays in last nights one goal game. However, I do agree that he looks slow on the ice.

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12-06-2005, 02:15 PM
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Lemaire is a fool. He was getting almost a point a game and then his ice time got cut a lot. What did Lemaire expect?

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There's more to being a complete hockey player than point totals. Lemaire's job is to turn this rookie into the best player he can be, and if he's not playing the way Lemaire wants him to play, the coach has to do something to get through to him.

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There's more to being a complete hockey player than point totals. Lemaire's job is to turn this rookie into the best player he can be, and if he's not playing the way Lemaire wants him to play, the coach has to do something to get through to him.
I agree 100%. Koivu has looked a little sluggish in his past couple games and we also don't see what the coach sees in practice. Time after time over the past few seasons we've seen Jacques bench a guy for reasons that aren't totally clear to fans, only to see that guy come back full force. He knows what he's doing. His 11 Stanley Cup rings prove that.

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Lemaire is a fool.
I guess being a fool gets you Stanley Cup rings then huh? In Jacque I trust. He has forgotten more about the game than any of us will ever know.

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I agree too, Lemaire knows what he's doing, and i hope this helps Koivu.

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Absolutely, Lemaire is one of the best in the game. I'm just bumming because I picked Mikko up late/post draft in my roto league and he was giving me some suprisingly good numbers Now everyone's healthy, and he's in the dog house

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