Jokinen to KHL
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04-29-2010, 11:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey
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Jokinen is looking for work in the KHL
Striker Olympic Team Finland Olli Jokinen is considering moving to the KHL. This season, a 31-year-old hockey player ends the contract with the Rangers.
New York Rangers club is not going to extend a contract with Jokinen, who's salary is $ 5.5 million.
Therefore Olli Jokine has focused on Russia.
Jokinen has been thrown from club to club. After 7 years in Florida. With out much success he tried himself in Phoenix and Calgary. Then before the deadline Jokinen was traded to NY Rangers.
- I was very upset by the trade, - complained Jokinen. - I was going to finish my career in Calgary."
But the club could not keep the forward on the bench, who is also receiving 5 million per year.
Things didn't go smoothly in New York either. He scored 4 goals in 26 games.
And didn't make the playoffs. Basically a typical story of a newcomer to KHL.
Right Now Jokinen is waiting for JUL 1st. Meanwhile his agent is learning the Russian market.
Reminds you of anything??? *Cough* JAGR....
Yeah but Jagr was actually good and wanted to play for the Rangers
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