Jokinen Wants To Stay, Willing To Give Up Captaincy
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04-03-2008, 02:34 PM
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That may be true, but he has not managed to get the Leafs to win, despite a lineup in many years that really should. I'm not knocking his talent as a player, but pointing out how he's really not a lot different from Olli on the leadership side: best player on his team, shows up night in night out (not counting Olli's slide in the second half this season, since it seems pressure's on him), respect from his teammates...but can't inspire them to try harder themselves.
Although he hasn't won a cup with them, 6 out of the 9 years he has been captain of the leafs, they were in the playoffs. I don't believe we can blame him for the last two years of Toronto mediocrity. Unlike Olli, he has a track record of leading winning teams.
Toronto's management makes Cohen look like a genius...
This article's a bit old, but Jokinen would have NEVER made this list...
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