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Mikko Koivu stays with Wild

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Maybe overpayment not sure just passing along info.

Wow, that's absurd. He's being paid more than Datsyuk.

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Maybe overpayment not sure just passing along info.

You're right, he's a good player but he's far too close to that $7mil salary range.

Wow, that's absurd. He's being paid more than Datsyuk.

Exactly, when teams make stupid signings like that it really screws up the market.

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Wow, that's absurd. He's being paid more than Datsyuk.

I always thought of Datsyuk of an $7.5-$8m man myself so we have him at a darn good cap hit. They better hope Mikko pops out a few 100 point season :P

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Holy s***... this is just getting out of hand with these contracts. I mean he is a pretty talented player but he is more of a poor man's Adam Oates. Outrageous, Minnesota.

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How much can Modano make there if they're throwing around cash like this?

Well they already have something like 15 forwards signed and 2.3 left. If anyone snatches Modano I would think it would be San Jose. They have 9 forwards, 7 defensemen and 2 goalies signed and have 6.1 to play with still.

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Minnesota = Fail ... what a waste of money 7 million is way too much, would of been better spent if they had let Koivu walk and grab Kovalchuk at least the guy can score 50.

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Well they already have something like 15 forwards signed and 2.3 left. If anyone snatches Modano I would think it would be San Jose. They have 9 forwards, 7 defensemen and 2 goalies signed and have 6.1 to play with still.

Yeah with Malhotra signing with Vancouver,the Sharks have an open spot for 3rd line center....

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Minnesota's lines could look something like:

Cullen-M.Koivu-Havlat

Brunette-Sheppard-Miettinen

Kobasew-Brodziak-Clutterbuck

Nystrom-W.Peters-Staubitz

Maybe Modano too.

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I hope modano doesnt have the same agent ... 7 mill for a guy who has hit 70 points once .... Isnt he like 30?

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I hope modano doesnt have the same agent ... 7 mill for a guy who has hit 70 points once .... Isnt he like 30?

He's 27.

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http://capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=925

Look how it pans out over the years, too.

Contract History

LENGTH: 4 years VALUE: $13,000,000 TYPE: STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS: UFA

SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT

2007-2008 $2,700,000 $2,700,000 — NO DATA $3,250,000

2008-2009 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 — NO DATA $3,250,000

2009-2010 $3,300,000 $3,300,000 — NO DATA $3,250,000

2010-2011 $3,700,000 $3,700,000 — NO DATA $3,250,000

LENGTH: 7 years VALUE: $47,250,000 TYPE: STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS: UFA

** CONTRACT DETAILS AND BONUSES (IF APPLICABLE) NOT OFFICIAL — CHECK BACK SOON **

SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT

2011-2012 $7,290,000 $7,290,000 — $1,890,000 $6,750,000

2012-2013 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 — — $6,750,000

2013-2014 $7,290,000 $7,290,000 — $1,890,000 $6,750,000

2014-2015 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 — — $6,750,000

2015-2016 $7,290,000 $7,290,000 — $1,890,000 $6,750,000

2016-2017 $5,400,000 $5,400,000 — — $6,750,000

2017-2018 $9,180,000 $9,180,000 — $3,780,000 $6,750,000

KNOWN CLAUSES: NTC

Edited by CenterIce

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Have you seen the way his deal is structured?

Sources: Koivu's deal is 7 years, $47.25 million. $6.75 AAV, no-trade, 5 signing bonuses throughout. Richest deal in #mnwild history

Check out the details : http://capgeek.com/players/display.php?id=925

EDIT: The copy/paste of the table didn't translate well.

Edited by e_prime

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Koivu is a very good player, but not that good. I guess its because Minny has money to spend. I think Koivu would be good aruond 5 million for that kid of term, not 7. Thats 2 million too high

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Hold on a sec. $9M in the LAST year? ...Does that make sense to anyone?

And, notice how it alternates between about 7.3 and 5.4.

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I'm pretty sure the Wild are just scared of losing another superstar. Losing Gaborik was a big hit to them. It's a lot like the Sabres and Vanek after Drury and Briere left. I know Vanek got an offer sheet, but same idea.

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"You look around the league at all the No. 1 centers in the league, and you ask yourself honestly, 'How many players are better than Mikko?'" said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher.

Boy, I don't think he's going to like the answer to that question.

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I'm pretty sure the Wild are just scared of losing another superstar. Losing Gaborik was a big hit to them. It's a lot like the Sabres and Vanek after Drury and Briere left. I know Vanek got an offer sheet, but same idea.

Mikko is no superstar.

"You look around the league at all the No. 1 centers in the league, and you ask yourself honestly, 'How many players are better than Mikko?'" said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher.

Boy, I don't think he's going to like the answer to that question.

Lets get the list going

Datsyuk

Zetterberg

Crosby

Malkin

H. Sedin

Getzlaf

Backstrom

I would dare even say Stamkos

Thorton

anyone else want to add to it?

Edited by dragonballgtz

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Hold on a sec. $9M in the LAST year? ...Does that make sense to anyone?

The reason it is backloaded is to make it easier to pay for the owner. 9 Million in 7 years will not be worth as much in terms of spending power as it is today. This is why most players want front-loaded contracts. Contrary to what Ben_USMC says on this site... inflation is very real.

Edited by EZBAKETHAGANGSTA

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