Koivu the "bust"?

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  1. mcarrick16

    mcarrick16 Registered User

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    he has so far 13 points in 16 games ...

    not bad for his first year in north america
     
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    He's not bust yet, he still has a good chance to make it to the NHL.
     
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    2 goals and an assist tonight (included in the 13). All accounts have him playing extremely well. :handclap:
     
  4. yea but with the MInnnesota wild, he is lucky to get 40 points per season.
     
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    I'd say he is a surefire NHLer

    Unbiased Canadian
     
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    In the future the Wild could have a line-up with Gaborik, Bouchard, O'Sullivan, Thelen and Burns on D to help Koivu put up some points. Management changes, and the Wild could become a more offensive team.

    But it's true, Lemiare's teams usually aren't going to see high point totals.
     
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    They could evolve into a team similar to the 94 Devils, a very high scoring team.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    Down the middle and on the wings, Minnesota looks sharp. There is a slight drop off between 1st/2nd line wingers but I like their future.

    Center:
    Patrick O'Sullivan
    Mikko Koivu
    Rickard Wallin
    Marc Cavosie
    Adam Courchaine
    Pierre- Marc Bouchard (also winger!)

    Wingers:
    Marian Gaborik
    Pascal Dupuis
    Roman Voloshenko
    Stephane Veilleux
    Matt Foy
    Kyle Wanvig
    Julien Sprunger
    Peter Olvecky
    Mathieu Melanson
    Danny Irmen
    Mike Erickson

    This team I think will be deadly in the near future
     
  9. Sammy*

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    Maybe, but all sorts of teams have guys like O'sullivan, Koivu, Voloshenko...etc. As often as not ,those guys turn out to be slugs.
     
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    doesn't seem to be a bust.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    O'Sullivan is definitely not like anyone else. The guy has a lot of talent and a lot of good tangiables.

    Koivu and Volo I could see but O'Sullivan I think will be special.
     
  12. Sammy*

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    I think Sullivan is the guy most likely to not make it.
     
  13. Chaos

    Chaos And the winner is...

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    Just about every team has guys like those in bold.
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    One of the big things I was amazed about was Koivu's transition from the Finnish Leagues to the AHL. He seems really adjusted out there and is producing a lot of points. Even if he had a blip from an injury that wasn't entirely his fault.
     
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    Honestly,

    I don't see anything deadly about this lineup...
    They'll probably be in the same situation as they are now in the near future...
     
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    We're calling him a bust before he makes the NHL :handclap:
     
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    I don't see what's amazing about it. He had North American pro player written all over him as early as before he was even drafted.
     
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    I agree 100 % Sammy. Sullivan is a dud. Now O'Sullivan, on the other hand, he's gonna be a good one. :)


    I think Koivu will be a solid 2nd line quality center, who's contributions will go beyond the score sheet.
     
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