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02-05-2010, 11:14 AM
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Jokinen on Phaneuf

Coming from a guy recently shipped out of the same dressing room as Phaneuf, apparently he was not a problem personality as has been suggested.

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Jokinen strongly rejected the notion that Phaneuf was shipped to Toronto last Sunday because he was a cancer in the Flames dressing room.

"No, no, no. Not at all. He's a great teammate," Jokinen said.

"I would go to war with that guy any time. I would go to dinner with that guy any time. Yes, he's very intense. He gets that angry, mean look on his face that people take the wrong way. But what's wrong with wanting to win?"
The article goes on to suggest that it might have been disgruntled fans that caused him to be traded. I'm not sure I really believe that at all but at least dressing room problems don't seem to have been the big issue with Phaneuf in Calgary.

http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hoc...49296-sun.html

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too bad we couldnt have gotten jokinen as well

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02-05-2010, 11:20 AM
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too bad we couldnt have gotten jokinen as well
I don't think that rentals are on Burke's shopping list.

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02-05-2010, 11:26 AM
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That's it, make the guy our captain already. NOW NOW NOW.


Sundin that is.

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Apparantly it was a rift of cliques. If it was true, maybe Olli was with Dion. I don't really care either way, as long as it helps the team win. I also don't mind intense people, and can be short fused myslef. If teammates are gonna whine enough and not compete to get rid of an intense or even irritating individual, then they aren't real competitors in my opinion. Wasn't there a rift between Roberts/Domi and Tucker/Corson? That never affected their play. Of course haveing level headed guys like Niewy and Sundin surely helped.

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I don't think that rentals are on Burke's shopping list.
true
unless it wouldnt have cost only a few more bugs on a rug

but a 2 yr guy would be nicer, agreed

i wouldnt be surprised if sutter mentioned Joki's the name when chatting with Burke

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I wonder if Jokinen was one of the Phaneuf faction guys that Regehr and co. apparently had problems with? Just wondering aloud..

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I don't think that Europeans are on Burke's shopping list.
Fixed

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Funny quote. I'm having a hard time picturing Jokinen 'going to war'.

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well at least Calgary got rid of two cancers

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In Eliotte Friedman's latest blog he states that Phaneuf has never been a problem in the dressing room and did a lot to help Giordano along over the years. It seems to me this flack of Phaneuf being bad in the dressing room is a transparent attempt by the Sutter camp to make himself look better.

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Funny quote. I'm having a hard time picturing Jokinen 'going to war'.
Worth nothing here, Finns are one of the few people to beat Russians in a land war in the winter.

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Jokinen at war.

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Funny quote. I'm having a hard time picturing Jokinen 'going to war'.
have you seen the guy fight?

"insert Jokinen fight pic here"

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Excellent comment by Jokinen. Already trying to sell himself to Burke in the offseason. Assuming Sather doesn't resign him (I don't think he can). "I love Phaneuf." "He wants to win" "So do I" "Give me an inflated contract to come to Toronto Burke".

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have you seen the guy fight?

"insert Jokinen fight pic here"
At least he fights.. May not be the toughest guy on the block but he does stand up for teammates.

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Jokinen talking about cancer in the dressing room is like Tiger Woods vouching that his buddy isnt an adulterer.

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Excellent comment by Jokinen. Already trying to sell himself to Burke in the offseason. Assuming Sather doesn't resign him (I don't think he can). "I love Phaneuf." "He wants to win" "So do I" "Give me an inflated contract to come to Toronto Burke".
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

But honestly, Toronto could do worse...

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Jokinen talking about cancer in the dressing room is like Tiger Woods vouching that his buddy isnt an adulterer.
Which team do you play for? Florida, Phoenix or Calgary?

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I'd take Jokinen for less than he's making now and on a short term.

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I'd take Jokinen for less than he's making now and on a short term.
If there's one person who knows that he is not playing up to his current salary, it's O.J.

He will probably sign again for around $3 mill a season if he is being realistic.

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If there's one person who knows that he is not playing up to his current salary, it's O.J.

He will probably sign again for around $3 mill a season if he is being realistic.
7 million for 2 years.

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At least he fights.. May not be the toughest guy on the block but he does stand up for teammates.
my point is his face.

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If there's one person who knows that he is not playing up to his current salary, it's O.J.

He will probably sign again for around $3 mill a season if he is being realistic.
YEah... I'm sorry, I just don't see that happening. Yes, he's been a disappointment the last couple of seasons. But he has been a ppg player in teh league, he's not old, and he's a big body down the middle. The *least* I see him signing for is $4.5 million, and I expect he'll probably get offered over $5 million from someone.

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In Eliotte Friedman's latest blog he states that Phaneuf has never been a problem in the dressing room and did a lot to help Giordano along over the years. It seems to me this flack of Phaneuf being bad in the dressing room is a transparent attempt by the Sutter camp to make himself look better.
What about the story about him and Iginla squaring off in the dressing room. So many BS stories and people here eat it up.

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