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07:43 AM ET 12.13 | Sibling rivalry? [Wild] center Mikko Koivu and Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu disagree on which Koivu brother should captain Finland during February's Winter Olympics in Sochi. Mikko, 30, the Wild captain since 2009, said it should be Saku. Saku, 39, the longtime former Montreal Canadiens captain, said it should be Mikko. Maybe another Finn should break the tie. "I think Mikko has had the torch for a few years, and I don't know why we should change that," Ducks future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne, 43, said Wednesday. Saku Koivu has donned the "C" in most international tournaments for Finland since 1998, but it was Mikko who captained Finland to gold at the 2011 world championships. "We both have experience with it and I kind of understand where he's coming from," Saku Koivu said.

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December 13, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You mean Olli Jokinen isn't in the running?!

I vote for Esa Tikkanen

December 13, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I vote for Esa Tikkanen

Teemu Selanne. No brainer.

December 13, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Friday the 13th

December 13, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Friday the 13th

Hands up all those with triskaidekaphobia.

December 13, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Teemu Selanne. No brainer.

Agree. Unless .... they can coax Jary Kury out of retirement.

December 13, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hands up

baby hands up

December 13, 2013  11:00 AM ET

Todays contest.......? My new team.

Dolan is obviously obliterated face down in a mountain of Colombian Marching powder piled up on his mirror that comes from being a trust fund baby who inherits Daddys cake. So Sather is destined for another awful 14 yrs. in Manhattan with no end in sight; so no whiff at a Cup in the near future. Unless of course I pull a Pierre and go smelling around the locker rooms.....inhaling Nash's under garments......the conundrum becomes? Who should I now root for??????

I cannot be like Hank and root for all 30 teams. Suggestions?

December 13, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Todays contest.......? My new team.
Dolan is obviously obliterated face down in a mountain of Colombian Marching powder piled up on his mirror that comes from being a trust fund baby who inherits Daddys cake. So Sather is destined for another awful 14 yrs. in Manhattan with no end in sight; so no whiff at a Cup in the near future. Unless of course I pull a Pierre and go smelling around the locker rooms.....inhaling Nash's under garments......the conundrum becomes? Who should I now root for??????

I cannot be like Hank and root for all 30 teams. Suggestions?

USA Women's Olympic Hockey Team?

Those guys are good.

(BTW - Could somebody in NY take away Nash's invisibility cloak?)

December 13, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hands up all those with triskaidekaphobia.

I would but I have a fear of putting my hands up.

December 13, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Todays contest.......? My new team.Dolan is obviously obliterated face down in a mountain of Colombian Marching powder piled up on his mirror that comes from being a trust fund baby who inherits Daddys cake. So Sather is destined for another awful 14 yrs. in Manhattan with no end in sight; so no whiff at a Cup in the near future. Unless of course I pull a Pierre and go smelling around the locker rooms.....inhaling Nash's under garments......the conundrum becomes? Who should I now root for??????I cannot be like Hank and root for all 30 teams. Suggestions?

The Flyers?

December 13, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Flyers?

He's probably never even been to Saskatoon.

December 13, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hands up all those with triskaidekaphobia.

all those who believe in telekenesis raise my hands

December 13, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I cannot be like Hank and root for all 30 teams.

26

And there is no room on my bandwagns for fairweather fans.

But everybody should aspire to be more like me.

December 13, 2013  12:32 PM ET
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He's probably never even been to Saskatoon.

but I have been IN Regina

December 13, 2013  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The Flyers?

<sigh> with the exception of Claude, nothing really

December 13, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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USA Women's Olympic Hockey Team? Those guys are good....

... even if they don't shave their legs.

December 13, 2013  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

(BTW - Could somebody in NY take away Nash's invisibility cloak?)

I will ignore the obvious Potter, Harry quip and go for something a little off the beaten track.

If you are in Vegas and have an hour and a half in the afternoon to spare, go see Mac King at Harrahs. It is, hands down, the best show for the $$ in town. A combination of magic and comedy that is truly hilarious (and G-rated, if you took peewees and tykes with you).

The best bit of his show is his "Cloak of Invisibility". And no, he did not borrow the idea from JKRowling, Mac was doing it long before any silly British wannabe author used it.

December 13, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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... even if they don't shave their legs.

Your confusing them with a European women's team.

 
December 13, 2013  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I will ignore the obvious Potter, Harry quip and go for something a little off the beaten track.If you are in Vegas and have an hour and a half in the afternoon to spare, go see Mac King at Harrahs. It is, hands down, the best show for the $$ in town. A combination of magic and comedy that is truly hilarious (and G-rated, if you took peewees and tykes with you).The best bit of his show is his "Cloak of Invisibility". And no, he did not borrow the idea from JKRowling, Mac was doing it long before any silly British wannabe author used it.

When I go to Vegas I'm lucky to afford a Big Mac by day three.

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