Thread: Speculation: Jokinen to KHL
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04-29-2010, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by LundqvistGirl35 View Post
Ok, Here is the link to the article: http://www.lifesports.ru/news/21903

Here is the un-edited english version of the text:

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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