Minnesota Wild Choose Mikko Koivu as First-Ever Permanent Captain

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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Today the Minnesota Wild announced 26-year old Mikko Koivu as the first ever permanent captain in team history. á When KoivuÆs on, I love the way that he plays the game.á HeÆs a solid two-way center that can set players up, bury the puck and check.á HeÆs easily one of the top players and leaders on the team. á So why am I so disappointed in this move? á We all knew that this move was coming.á Koivu had been anointed as the captain of this team ever since Brian Rolston packed his bags and moved back to New Jersey.á Under LemaireÆs rotating captaincy last season, Koivu wore the C on his chest four months out of the season, during which the team shined with 31-19-6 record. á Truth be told, however, I was hoping that the team would forego his expected crowning for another season. ...

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