Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"Koivu's Exploding Shoulder Set Up" named Wild Play of the Year

Mikko Koivu Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild carries the puck past Jiri Hudler #26 of the Detroit Red Wings with ice during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena February 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mikko Koivu;Jiri Hudler

Throughout the season, wild.com hosted a huge poll for the Top Play of the Year by the Minnesota Wild. After 27 weeks, "Koivu's Exploding Shoulder Set Up" won the title Play of the Year. In a game against Detroit Red Wings on November 1, the Minnesota Wild made an impressive overtime goal, and, although Devin Setoguchi made the final goal, it was Mikko Koivu's use of the "exploding shoulder" against the intimidating Niklas Kronwall that made this the Play of the Year.

Koivu's been doing well in the post-season, it's going to be an exciting season next year.

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