For quite some time, the hot rumor was that Saku Koivu would pull a Scott Niedermayer and follow his brother (in this case, Mikko Koivu) to Minnesota. Instead of paralleling Niedermayer, Koivu decided to follow him to Anaheim.
Surely, Sleek will have a more comprehensive look later today but here are a few of my thoughts:
1. My general salary cap rule is that it's OK to overpay a player when it's a one-year deal, but $3.25 million for a year of Koivu seems pretty reasonable to me.
2. This gives Teemu Selanne someone to hate Swedish people with.*
* I compare the Finnish-Swedish feud to watching a little dog and a cat fight. In their dog/cat worlds, it's a fierce battle but everyone else just has a good laugh.
3. The signing gives the Ducks two very nice scoring lines, which could look something like:
Ryan - Getzlaf - Perry
Lupul - Koivu - Selanne
ANYWAY, those are my spontaneous Saku thoughts. How do you feel, Ducks fans/haters?