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Mikko Koivu vs Jordan Staal

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Mikko Koivu 91 93.81%
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12-07-2009, 10:51 PM
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Mikko Koivu vs Jordan Staal

Staal can be a first line center on other teams.

I find that the two are comparable.

Who do you think is the better player? Just perception, of present and predicted future play.
Mikko Koivu or Jordan Staal




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12-07-2009, 10:53 PM
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Mikko and it's not even close

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12-07-2009, 11:46 PM
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Yeah this poll really isn't close at all. Koivu is better at pretty much every facet of the game and thats not a knock on Staal, who is solid in his own right.

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12-07-2009, 11:49 PM
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Mikko by two NHL lines.

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12-08-2009, 12:04 AM
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Koivu is better, straight up.

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Staal is better defensively but Mikko clearly wins this

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12-08-2009, 12:22 AM
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staal is not better defensively, offensively, at skating, shooting, effortwise, .. hitting... nothing.. absolutely NOTHING.


the ONLY thing jordan staal is better at mikko koivu at is falling down or getting pushed around by smaller players... end of story

fanboys and pitt apologists are welcome to continue with their delusion, but ANYONE who actually WATCHES complete games featuring "captain fall-down" knows what they see... those who read the pitt gazette on the other hand muight thing he's the next coming of sergei fedorov or kris draper.

Mikko koivu is leaching off NO ONE.. not his famous older brother (he had to pay his dues in the AHL) not superstar team or linemates... no matter who you give mikko, he works his ass of to get them scoring chances, or cover them defensively, the dude is a true student of lemaire,...

jordan staal is a good kid who is FINALLY starting to skate like he's in the nhl but is a massive,.. massive underachiever, especially for his draft position. He was drafted MOSTLY due to his brother's acheivements (Anyone who argues otherwise is completely deluding themselves) take out crosby and malkin and the pens are nothing.. take out staal? hell you've still got dupuis, et. al... They may not have his raw materials, but they don't cheat out there...

mikko koivu is the last person that jordan staal should ever be compared too...

Maybe if he keeps up his current effort level , who knows...

mikko on the other hand showed his hustle from day ONE, and earned EVERYTHING.. ice time, line assignments, captaincy, paycheck... EVERYTHING.. His last name didn't mean didly ****. His rep is bourne of season long effort and achievement (no matter how good or bad the team does)

Staal? He can have sub par game after game and lord help us if he makes, one take-away or scores a goal and suddenly he's of the defensive elite..


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12-08-2009, 12:24 AM
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12-08-2009, 12:42 AM
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Who voted for Staal!?!

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staal is not better defensively, offensively, at skating, shooting, effortwise, .. hitting... nothing.. absolutely NOTHING.


the ONLY thing jordan staal is better at mikko koivu at is falling down or getting pushed around by smaller players... end of story

fanboys and pitt apologists are welcome to continue with their delusion, but ANYONE who actually WATCHES complete games featuring "captain fall-down" knows what they see... those who read the pitt gazette on the other hand muight thing he's the next coming of sergei fedorov or kris draper.

Mikko koivu is leaching off NO ONE.. not his famous older brother (he had to pay his dues in the AHL) not superstar team or linemates... no matter who you give mikko, he works his ass of to get them scoring chances, or cover them defensively, the dude is a true student of lemaire,...

jordan staal is a good kid who is FINALLY starting to skate like he's in the nhl but is a massive,.. massive underachiever, especially for his draft position. He was drafted MOSTLY due to his brother's acheivements (Anyone who argues otherwise is completely deluding themselves) take out crosby and malkin and the pens are nothing.. take out staal? hell you've still got dupuis, et. al... They may not have his raw materials, but they don't cheat out there...

mikko koivu is the last person that jordan staal should ever be compared too...

Maybe if he keeps up his current effort level , who knows...

mikko on the other hand showed his hustle from day ONE, and earned EVERYTHING.. ice time, line assignments, captaincy, paycheck... EVERYTHING.. His last name didn't mean didly ****. His rep is bourne of season long effort and achievement (no matter how good or bad the team does)

Staal? He can have sub par game after game and lord help us if he makes, one take-away or scores a goal and suddenly he's of the defensive elite..


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My exact thoughts on J. Staal. I've never seen anything special from him, not even his supposedly great defensive game.

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Mikko without blinking.

I imagine this is just going to turn into a **** on about how Staal is overrated thread regardless.

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I don't like Finns, but Mikko is a great hockey player, vastly superior to Staal.

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Koivu but not by as much as you'd think.

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Koivu but not by as much as you'd think.
You're wrong.

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Give me Koivu.

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Staal is better defensively but Mikko clearly wins this

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12-08-2009, 05:28 AM
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Went for Mikko. But Staal is a very nice player as well.

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M. Koivu is as valuable to Minnesota as any player in the league is to their team imo. He frightens me very much.

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Koivu, very easily.

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Staal can be a first line center on other teams.
Name one.

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Koivu x1000, especially in that jersey.

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Definitely Koivu.

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Koivu is a lot closer to someone like Zetterberg or Datsyuk than Jordan Staal. Great player.

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edit: WOW FIVE votes for staal?

lets see that's Erik, Jordan, Marc, Jared.....

who else voted?


could there be....
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a missing Staal brother??


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