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MIKKO KOIVU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Captain Koivu Finning for 500

Fourteen years ago, during the 2001 NHL Entry Level Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected an 18-year-old from Turku, Finland with the sixth overall pick. Flash-forward to this season and the now 32-year-old Mikko Koivu sits just one point away from reaching the milestone of 500 career points. The play of your team starts with the […] The post Captain Koivu Finning for 500 appeared...
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Koivu scores OT winner, lifts Wild to victory over Flames

  Mikko Koivu scored 1:50 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Alone in the slot, Koivu took a pass from Charlie Coyle and moved in on Jonas Hiller. Koivu put a shot over the goalie's shoulder for his ninth goal this season. The Wild improved to 5-7 in overtime. The Flames fell to 11-4. Justin Fontaine and Matt Dumba...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Game 7 preview and prediction

This is what hockey fans live for. The Minnesota Wild play the game 7 that everyone wanted to see tonight against the Avalanche with everything is on the line. This is a “do or die” situation in every sense of the phrase. Minnesota lived up to expectations in an emotional game at Xcel Energy Center in game 6 to set up the most anticipated hockey game in the state since 2003...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild face elimination in game 6

The Minnesota Wild returns home this evening to face a potential end to its season against the Colorado Avalanche. In what has been one of the more entertaining series in the opening round of NHL Playoffs, the teams are coming off a controversial game 5 in which Minnesota seemed to get jobbed several times by the officials. Despite the poor officiating, the Wild cannot sulk and think...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: End of season outlook

After a slight hiccup in what seemed like a team on cruise control heading into the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have again gotten back on track. The Wild has put last week in the rear-view mirror and looked like a completely different team through 3 games this week, taking 5 of 6 points. They will have a chance to add to that total tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings. The recent...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Koivu won't play for Finland in Olympics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The disappointment was apparent on Mikko Koivu's face. Koivu, the Minnesota Wild captain and presumptive captain for Team Finland, announced Friday he won't play in the Olympics this month in Sochi, Russia. Koivu, who has missed the past 15 games for Minnesota, decided his surgically-repaired ankle hasn't healed enough to allow him to play in his third Olympics...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Mikko Koivu out of Olympics

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu decided his surgically repaired right ankle has not healed enough to allow him to play for Finland in the Olympics. Koivu, who had surgery after fracturing his right ankle while blocking a shot on Jan. 4, has been out the past 15 games for Minnesota heading into the Olympic break. Koivu, a two-time Olympian, was one of the most experienced players...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild update: Pre-Olympic analysis

As the sprint prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi begins to come to a grinding halt, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in an all too familiar position. Despite going on a tear heading into the break, they have struggled to make significant ground on the leaders on the Western Conference. The equally consistent play of Chicago, St. Louis and Colorado has left the Wild as the...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu 'highly in doubt' to return this week, Olympic status uncertain

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild return home for the first time in nearly two weeks with Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Captain Mikko Koivu's return is another story. Koivu has missed 13 games after having ankle surgery as the result of blocking a shot on Jan. 4 against the Washington Capitals. Koivu and the team were hopeful he would return before the break...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu likely out for Wild this week; Olympics?

Mikko Koivu's return to the Minnesota Wild likely won't come until after the Olympics, leaving his availability for Finland during the Winter Games in question. Koivu broke his right ankle Jan. 4 when he was hit by a puck and had surgery to accelerate the recovery. The captain and first-line center has resumed skating, but Wild coach Mike Yeo told reporters after practice Monday...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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