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12-19-2008, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Natural Habs Fan View Post
I'm not familiar with Jokinen other than his old "shootout specialist' status.

He seems to have put up decent numbers in Dallas. I'm sure he'd be worth a shot but where would we play him?
Right now? On our 3rd *offensive* line seeing as that Jokinen can play centre.

A. Kost - Plekanec - Kovalev
Tanguay - Lang - D'Agostini
Latendresse - Jokinen - S. Kostitsyn
Begin - Lapierre - Kostopoulos

When Higgins comes back, we have a bit of a logjam.. but we can figure that out in 5 weeks. When Koivu comes back, we can place Begin in the pressbox for a bit, too make sure his body doesn't wear down.

It also would be a smart move because it lets an offensive player know that they can't just get back in the lineup based on talent a lot.

The fact that Jokinen is 25, an RFA, and makes under $2M are all nice reason to take him. But I've mention many times that the reason I grab him is simple; he can play any forward position.

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