ST. PAUL -- Wild captain Mikko Koivu isn't one for shows of emotion. But told the first match of the 2018 Ryder Cup gets underway at 1:10 a.m. local time on Friday morning, Koivu's facial expression immediately tensed.
"Seriously?" he wondered, clearly disappointed.
For Koivu, and many others inside the Wild dressing room, the Ryder Cup is no different than the Super Bowl or The Masters ... it's appointment viewing.