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Greenway Re-signed 2 Year Deal, Koivu Signs w/ Jackets

October 10, 2020, 5:01 PM ET [4 Comments]
Dan Wallace
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Jordan Greenway is back in the fold with a two year $4.2M deal.

Greenway had 28 points in 67 games this past season and at times showed flashes of becoming the power forward the Wild envisioned when he was selected in the 2nd round of the 2015 NHL entry draft.

Greenway's continued maturation will be something to watch closely as his role and ice time are set to increase with the Wild roster in transition.

In other news former Wild captain. Mikko Koivu, has agreed to a one year deal with the Blue Jackets reportedly for $1.5M.

Good for Koivu and the Jackets.

I cannot help but think had Koivu waived his no-trade he could have had the opportunity to play for a contender and possibly even make a run at the Stanley Cup. He refused to do that, making it clear that he did not want to play in another city.

The fact that he had been asked about waiving his no-trade, out of respect to Koivu and his family, to offer them a shot at playing for a championship. Koivu made his mind up that he was going to remain in Minnesota regardless of the fact there was very little chance of any kind of deep playoff run.

Everything you ever hear about Koivu is that he is competitive beyond belief and his will to win is second to none. Not sure that matches the actions of the player.

I am sure that Bill Guerin made it clear to Mikko, when he inquired about the Wild captain waiving his no-trade, that he was not going to be part of the Wild future beyond the 2019-20 season.

I understand he still believes that there is something left in the tank as far as his NHL career is concerned. That is his right and he has earned that of course, however part of me has to question why he did not allow the organization, that provided for he and his family, the opportunity to better themselves while at the same time providing Koivu a chance at playoff success.

We will thank Koivu and get a chance to honor him at a future time, but for now he is a member of the Blue Jackets and we wish him well.
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