Columbus Blue Jackets Mikko Koivu Announces Retirement

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Respected veteran Mikko Koivu of the Columbus Blue Jackets has announced his retirement from the NHL. This is a very surprising move given its timing, but the 37-year-old has decided he has had enough. Elliotte Friedman relayed the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Woah…Columbus announced Mikko Koivu is retiring — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 9, 2021 Mikko […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Name Jared Spurgeon Captain

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The Minnesota Wild have announced their second full-time captain in their history. Jared Spurgeon will be replacing Mikko Koivu after he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets this off-season. This announcement comes 10 days before the start of the 2020-21 NHL regular season. BREAKING: The 'Spurgeon General' has a new rank: CAPTAIN Jared Spurgeon has […] READ MORE



The Additions and Departures from the Minnesota Wild Roster

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On October 9, teams and players alike flocked to their phones to forge a path to the future. Whether they sought long-term homes or bet on themselves to succeed, free agents across the NHL negotiated new contracts to find future homes with new teams. Despite the chaos of the first day, Wild general manager Bill […] READ MORE


Mikko Koivu Signs With Columbus Blue Jackets

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After spending 15 years with the Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu decided to go to free agency and not return to the only team he’s ever played for. Instead, he inked a one-year year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He will be getting an AAV of $1.5 million per season with the deal for his […] READ MORE


Minnesota Wild Will Not Re-Sign Mikko Koivu

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It’s the end of an era for Mikko Koivu. The long-time captain of the Minnesota Wild is not going to be re-signed, the club announced. Although to some people this may not be a surprise, it still tugs on the heartstrings of fans in the State of Hockey. Mikko Koivu Will Not be Re-Signed Minnesota […] READ MORE



Minnesota Wild Offseason Primer

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As the NHL moves ahead with its Return to Play plan, Last Word on Hockey is taking a look toward the offseason. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how this operates has seen sweeping changes. […] READ MORE



Minnesota Wild Team of the Decade

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Last Word On Hockey brings our Team of the Decade series. We will dive into the best player at each position this decade for every organization. The biggest and best at each position, with the most memorable moments of the decade. Here is the Minnesota Wild Team of the Decade lineup. Minnesota Wild Decade Team In […] READ MORE