9:53 PM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015
Hockey Wilderness Jun 11, 2015

Trading Mikko Koivu Will Hurt, Not Help the Wild

Rumors are the Wild may be looking to trade their captain. It's hard to see such a move working out for the better.. Mikko Koivu isn't a "Number 1 Center™". When you look at centers that make close to his $6.75 million cap hit (Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar, Niklas Backstrom, Joes Thornton and Pavelski), it's fair to say that he's not in that class of player, and therefore makes too much money. His 12 points in his 28 most recent postseason games is unacceptable. The Wild would benefit more from having Koivu transition to a defensive role and have a better offensive threat take his prime...

Monday Habs Links: Friedman ponder Mikko Koivu in Montreal

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including Elliot Friedman pondering if Mikko Koivu could be a trade target for the Canadiens, and the latest on the Stanley Cup finals. Montreal Canadiens Links Elliotte Friedman is back with another edition of "30 Thoughts". He mentions that the organization did a great job making Jeff Petry and his family feel comfortable in Montreal. He also ponders if Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu could be a potential fit via trade. [Sportsnet] Speaking of Friedman, he believes that several teams have inquired...

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