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Ducks don't offer contracts to Saku Koivu, Jonas Hiller, Daniel Winnik
Ducks don't offer contracts to Saku Koivu, Jonas Hiller, Daniel Winnik

In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu. Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas Hiller, forward Daniel Winnik and Koivu — and said the latter call involved a lot "of soul-searching." And so, Koivu may have played his final NHL game, along with legendary Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne, who retired after the Ducks' second-round loss to the Kings in the playoffs. Koivu is a much-beloved figure in the NHL. The 39-year-old once was the captain of the Montreal Canadiens, the first European to hold that position with the storied...