Backlund is going nowhere! If Backlund is the asking price, we very likely will see a repetition of former years when the Flames were reported to be working on a deal around Jokinen but finally withdrew.
If the Flames acquire Olli Jokinen then that has to make them up there with Detroit and San Jose as favourites in the West.
Would be a great deal for Calgary if it where to happen.
What would Oli Jokinen joining the Flames have anything to do with Detroit or San Jose?
Detroit and San Jose are still a notch above Calgary. Jokinen has been a loser everywhere he's gone. He was unable to do **** in Florida, and completely bombed in Phoenix.
What makes you think he'll do much of anything but eat payroll in Calgary? Not saying he won't turn around under Keenan, but this is a very big risk. This guy has an issue contributing when it counts. That's factual, not heresay.