NHL players confirmed to play at 2013 WC
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04-30-2013, 02:21 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Thanks. That's what I assumed, but why would certain players "retire" from the national team? Do they have problems with management or something? I mean Jokinen is 34. That's not very old.
Between 1998 and 2010, Olli Jokinen played in eight WHCs, three olympic tournaments and one World Cup. He was practically always there when able.
He announced his retirement from national team duties after Vancouver, and hasn't looked back. He simply felt that he has already seen everything playing in international tournaments can give to him.
Some are holding some hope though that he might return for Sochi, mostly because when compared to our current coach Jalonen, he is far more buddy-buddy with Erkka Westerlund, our head coach for next season.
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