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09-29-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by McClelland View Post
JJ has according to Ny I fans looked great in a couple of games a season and disappeared for the rest. If he can pot 6-7 goals driving the net it will be good for him if looking at his earlier career. Hopes he can start to be consistent in nhl games and rough it up in the goalarea. One issue i noticed is that he going down to much for a big guy, even in contact with smaller guys (balance ?).

4th liner at most ! His main problem is his confident and adapting to the na game. He has the speed and size to be a great third liner, 45 p a year two way player, also could be a excellent pk er. Hes still developing his na game and when he find his confident he will be rock solid out there.
The thing is the Oilers are so thin in terms of big players who can play that Joensuu is going to get a multitude of opportunities.
Likely even some PP time.

Joensuu also missed most of last season with a sports hernia so his 23 year old year is really the last time he had any significant NHL ice time.
If he cant get 23 or more points with the opportunities he is going to get then he doesn't deserve another chance at an NHL roster.

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