Jets fan coming in peace, Joke-in is mostly invisible for the Jets, he now plays on the 3rd line, he really looks like a worn out hockey player finishing out his NHL career on a contract he got by somehow having a decent season in Calgary last year. Never liked him on the Flames (followed the Flames when the Jets 1.0 disappeared to a desert), at $4.5M year on a two year contract he is vastly overpaid. Joke-in has been so bad he even makes Antropov look good here. What am I missing?
You have to think Sutter was the one holding Olli's game together, or maybe it's some sort of flame curse that seems to strike some players eg. Tanguay and Cammaleri
I really do think it was Sutter for Olli, he seemed like the type to need structure, need guidance because once he lost that he would just start to swoop around and do a whole lot of nothing.. It's too bad, I wanted him to do well with the Jets.
Eh, Olli is a pretty streaky player. He can be real good for long stretches, or really bad. I think you guys will see him turn it around at some point this year. He is a better player than his stats tell you so far. Maybe he is lacking chemistry with his line mates. That's another big issue of his, finding chemistry.
Its vision and hockey sense he lacks, he has all other tools but in these two departments he is below Avg. He got around this by having teammates here and in Florida that can open up space for him and don't need the puck much.
Jets fan coming in peace, you guys really dodged a bullet in NOT resigning Jokinen, he is really starting to stink, in the 5-2 win over the Leafs he was by far the worst Jets forward and the only guy who didn't contribute. Looks like his NHL career is all but over.
And people thought I was crazy saying not to resign him.
Players change teams and struggle all the time, especially after an 18 month layoff. So you really can't just look at numbers and say I told you so.
Jokinen was already a fit on the Flames, its unlikely he would have fallen off this much in a situation he is comfortable in. He would also be a much better fit at center ice than some of the things Calgary has had to try.
Don't want to beat a dead horse (or a washed up hockey player) but Jokinen has now gone 20 games without an assist and that's playing on a line with Evander Kane, goes to show what kind of player Kane could be playing with a decent centre!