Why the Rest of the Hockey World Is Wrong on the Koivu Signing

July 16th, 2010 by TJ Sanders Leave a reply »
As I browsed around various internet discussion boards and websites late Thursday, I can't say that I was surprised that everyone outside of the State of Hockey was claiming how "Koivu is now over-paid," "is over-rated," and "Koivu only received this type of money because he is the Wild's captain and best player."

Seemingly, the only things that seems to matter to everyone else is stats. Of course you need to be able to put up points. That's how teams win hockey games.

From site to site, a common comparison that most fans (Canadian fans mostly, but to be more specific, Vancouver fans) brought up was the similarities between Ryan Kesler and Koivu.

Can I get a WTF?

Kesler? Don't get me wrong. Kesler is a good player; a damn good one in fact. But I'd like to see how Kesler would be at centering a line with one of the slowest wingers known to mankind in Andrew Brunette and at the opposite side a guy who misses the net more often than he hits it in Antti Miettinen.

You look at the Wild's "first line" and you sometimes wonder just how long it will be before the Wild fully recovers from the disaster that former General Manager Do ...

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