If the Anaheim Ducks
' three Finns were a classic rockband, Teemu Selanne
would be the obvious lead singer, the frontman. Toni Lydman
would be the drummer, giving it the distinct sound while making sure the band stayed the course.
would be the talented, songwriting guitar player, the other half of the heart of the band, with Selanne. If they were the Beatles, Selanne would be Lennon and McCartney, Koivu would be George Harrison, and Lydman would be Ringo. In Led Zeppelin, Selanne would be Robert Plant, Koivu Jimmy Page. (And Lydman John Bonham).
All legends in their own right, but with most of the spotlight on the frontman.
And after a decade as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens
, that's exactly what Koivu wants right now. He's fine with somebody else fielding all the questions from the media, so that he can just do what he loves to do: play hockey.