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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota forward and captain Mikko Koivu has a longer tenure with the Wild than coach Mike Yeo, general manager Chuck Fletcher and owner Craig Leipold.

Wild captain Koivu knows how precious playoffs are

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By Chad Graff

St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL — Mikko Koivu has a protein shake in one hand. With his other hand, he begins wiping down his equipment and organizes the pads the same as he does after every practice.


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