MIKKO KOIVU NEWS

Coyotes-Wild Preview

While they continue to lock up their up-and-coming players for the long term, the Minnesota Wild hope their latest signee can help spark an offensive turnaround as they return from a three-game road swing. A day after giving Charlie Coyle an extension, the Wild will try to avoid a third straight loss Thursday night against an Arizona Coyotes team that has struggled defensively. Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Searching for first power-play goal, Yeo divides units into young vs. veterans

The Minnesota Wild have won two of their first three games, but one area that they’ve struggled in is the power play. So far they’re 0-for-11 and are actually negative overall if you factor in the shorthanded goal that they’ve allowed. Wild coach coach Mike Yeo attempted to address that during yesterday’s practice by creating two new power-play units with one compromised...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Fontaine back with Wild and on second line

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Curiosity was peaking Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo in training camp when he united second-year forward Justin Fontaine with captain Mikko Koivu and high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek. With Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville proving Yeo couldn't split them up, the coach was left to look for a partner for Koivu and Vanek, the team's high...
Via Fox Sports North
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild silence Blues, 5-4 in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild silence Blues, 5-4 in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Koivu strikes in overtime, to give Wild 5-4 win over Blues to finish pre-season play

Zach Parise chases down the Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester. In the cult classic film Slap Shot, the moribund Charlestown Chiefs did all they could to create a bloodthirsty atmosphere prior to the game.  Head Coach Reg Dunlop actually paid an ambulance driver to drive around the arena with his siren on just to put everyone on edge.  Dunlop didn’t stop there; also placing a bounty on...
Via State of Hockey News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues drop preseason finale 5-4 to Wild in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Koivu lifts Wild past Blues, 5-4 in OT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mikko Koivu scored at 4:28 of overtime to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues in the teams' preseason finale Saturday night. Off a turnover in the corner, Jason Pominville passed to Koivu in the lower left circle and his quick shot beat Brian Elliott. Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula, Thomas Vanek and Matt Dumba also scored for Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Locker Room Tour Leaves 6-Year-Old Wild Fan Speechless

Landon Uthke is a huge Minnesota Wild fan. Being only six years old, his locker room tour with Wild captain Mikko Koivu left him in a bit of awe/shellshock. Landon completed the Wild’s Breakaway Run event with a prosthetic leg, something I surely couldn’t have done with two legs. The tour starts at about 1:10 […] The post Locker Room Tour Leaves 6-Year-Old Wild Fan Speechless...
Via Diehardsport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

After breakthrough season, Wild aim for deeper run

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild's 14-year existence has revolved mostly about mediocrity. The narrative has finally taken a turn for the better. There is more confidence. There are fewer concerns. Advancing deep into the playoffs and, dare that ultimate goal be voiced, challenging for the Stanley Cup have trumped past hopes of simply playing a few bonus games in April...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle of California: Koivu Announces Retirement

You may have seen this already, maybe not. Going against my better judgment, I probably shouldn't even link this silly article. I know it's an attempt to be funny, but as a member of the SB Nation I am not impressed, not one bit. This person is definitely not Down Goes Brown. Meh. Jared Dobias, Battle of California -- At age 44, future hall of famer and Team Sweden Olympic...
Via Goon's World
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Saku Koivu Retires After 18 Years

Just announced today, Former Montreal Canadian, and current Anaheim Ducks center, Saku Koivu, has retired after 18 seasons in the NHL.The Finnish center was well loved throughout the league and is the older brother to current Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu. Saku would spend 14 seasons with Montreal, 10 of which he served as their captain, and is the only European captain in Montreal...
Via Goon's World
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Minnesota Wild C 1. Mikko Koivu  2. Mikael Granlund  3. Erik Haula  4. Kyle Brodziak  5. Jordan Schroeder  L 1. Zach Parise  2. Thomas Vanek 3. Matt Cooke  4. Jason Zucker  R 1. Jason Pominville  2. Charlie Coyle  3. Nino...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild All Time Greatest Player

Well we all heard Eric's opinion on who the greatest player in franchise history for the Minnesota Wild is, Marian Gaborik, and that will probably be a lot of other peoples choices because of how dynamic of a goal scorer he is.However, one has to argue for Mikko Koivu. The captain has been with the team for 601 games played, plus three playoff runs.  The captain is much deserving...
Via Goon's World
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Thomas Vanek to three-year deal

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that they have signed left wing Thomas Vanek to a three-year, $19.5 million contract. Vanek is the NHL’s eighth-leading goal scorer since 2005-06.  In nine seasons, Vanek has amassed 277 goals and 279 assists. “Thomas is an elite offensive talent who showed a strong desire to play in Minnesota,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall: Wild players, Yeo have chance to grow together

Six straight losses to end December 2013 could be an interesting footnote in Minnesota Wild history. Minnesota had lost four in a row on the road and come back home and lost the first two games of a four-game homestand. The rumblings about head coach Mike Yeo's job status grew louder. The discontent from the fan base could be read on Twitter. Reports even said Yeo was one loss...
Via Fox Sports North
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Amadio Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – North Bay Battalion

Photo credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) Michael Amadio Age – 18 Position – Center Height – 6′1″ Weight – 192 Draft Projection: Mid round pick OHL Team: North Bay Battalion 2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 12 goals, 26 assists, 38 points, +15, 14PIMs, 64 games played 2013-14 Playoff Stats: 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points, 22 games played Stylistic...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild sign Finnish scoring leader Keranen

Some of the Minnesota Wild's best players have come from the Finnish elite league, so they are trying again. Minnesota signed free-agent forward Michael Keranen on Thursday to a two-way contract for the 2014-15 season. Keranen, 24, tied for first in scoring in the Finnish elite league this past season with 52 points. He scored 17 goals, had 35 assists, 47 penalty minutes and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo has earned his contract extension

Mike Yeo is the right man to lead the Minnesota Wild in their quest for a Stanley Cup, at least in the minds of the franchise’s front office. On Saturday afternoon Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced that Yeo has agreed to a three-year contract extension that’s believed to be worth around $3 million. For Wild fans, Yeo’s three-season tenure in Minnesota has been...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's season-ending emptiness will be filled by pride

There was little reflection on the part of the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. The spirit, adrenaline and competitive fire from a thrilling Game 6 and second-round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions had been swept away by an awkward bounce off the end boards that led to Patrick Kane's overtime, series-clinching goal. A void was left, emptiness and raw emotion...
Via Fox Sports North
May 14, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the attractive Wild fan who wanted Charlie Coyle to ‘Whoop his ass!’ (video/pics)

The Minnesota Wild recovered from blowing an early two-goal lead to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night courtesy of Zach Parise’s redirection of a Mikko Koivu shot from the point and two empty-netters in the waning moments of the third period to walk away with a 5-2 win. The huge home win means there will […] The post Meet the attractive Wild fan who wanted Charlie Coyle to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Georges The Dog Is Quite Possibly The Minnesota Wild’s Most Passionate Fan

Everybody knows that Minnesota is a hotbed for hockey, but did you know that some Minny dogs enjoy the sport just as much as their human owners? Well, meet Georges the Golden Retriever. Georges is a pretty big Minnesota Wild fan. He owns a Mikko Koivu jersey. He watches the games on TV. He gets fired up. He’s awesome. If this is how excited Georges gets for a regular season game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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