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03-22-2013, 12:21 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Aside from his performance on the PP (which has been dreadful, and was supposed to be his forte), I really think Jokinen is the victim of unrealistic expectations and poor utilization.
From the moment we acquired him, I thought it would be a mistake to put him with Kane. Jokinen has never struck me as a good puck distributor, for lack of a better term he's a centre with a power winger's mentality. He needs to be played with wingers that will feed him the puck.
C'mon Claude, let's shuffle things up a bit. I'd like to see Kane-Burmi-Antro on the second line, Wright-Jokinen-Wellwood on the third line, Tangradi-Corm/Slater-Miettinen on the 4th line. Even if Burmi hasn't learned his lesson about puck management, can't we just play him on the 2nd under the guise of showcasing him as trade bait? *note sarcasm, please don't take this as me wanting to deal him*
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