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01-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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Jokinen had drinking problem as a Panther

http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/01/22...flames-jokinen

Not really current Panther news, but he used to have a drinking problem when he was with the team. Six year ago when with the Panthers he decided to give it up, and has been sober for 6 years now.

Good on him

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hope he didnt get drunk at the arena...beer is expensive as hell there.

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Maybe he should drink again, cause his numbers dropped as soon as he went sober.


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http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/01/22...flames-jokinen

Not really current Panther news, but he used to have a drinking problem when he was with the team. Six year ago when with the Panthers he decided to give it up, and has been sober for 6 years now.

Good on him
If drinking 4-5 times a year is a problem wow are there are a lot of alcoholics at Panther games. What a fluff article its not like he was drinking every day like an alcoholic.

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Might explain that morning at Weston why he left with Horton to go to a strip club....

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If drinking 4-5 times a year is a problem wow are there are a lot of alcoholics at Panther games. What a fluff article its not like he was drinking every day like an alcoholic.
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If drinking 4-5 times a year is a problem wow are there are a lot of alcoholics at Panther games. What a fluff article its not like he was drinking every day like an alcoholic.
I don't know PBF, he brought this out, he admitted it was a problem, that's more than 4 or 5 bad nights.


“I tried it and felt better and better, and there was no reason to go back (to drinking). To be honest, it wasn’t hard (to quit). I wasn’t a guy who got blasted once a week — more like four or five times during the year and then also through the summer. It wasn’t like I was hung over every day. You’ve got to know yourself. When you’re young, it takes time to understand what’s good for you and what works.”

Looks clear in the off season it was a lot more.

That said, kudos to him for quitting before it completely took him over.

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01-24-2012, 09:04 AM
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Agreed with AG, and also, just admitting things like this helps drive the conversation to help others.

If we become more open about our demons, it can help others in return.

Good for him for speaking up, and trying to set a good example.

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Weird. I was totally against him coming back, until I read this. I wonder if the changed man thing is worth giving him a second chance...

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Weird. I was totally against him coming back, until I read this. I wonder if the changed man thing is worth giving him a second chance...
Killing me smalls. He stopped drinking a long time ago, though, I just don't think Tallon and company want to nostalgia to go into that realm.

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Killing me smalls. He stopped drinking a long time ago, though, I just don't think Tallon and company want to nostalgia to go into that realm.

I agree, i really do. I would consider him not out fo sentiment, but only if his present talents would help. No nostalgia we bought that ship with Jovo.

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I agree, i really do. I would consider him not out fo sentiment, but only if his present talents would help. No nostalgia we bought that ship with Jovo.
I just don't like him and don't want him back, but if I had a crystal ball and could see that he'd be integral in bringing us a Cup, I'd be all for it.

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You know he became sober before his break out season

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I don't know PBF, he brought this out, he admitted it was a problem, that's more than 4 or 5 bad nights.


“I tried it and felt better and better, and there was no reason to go back (to drinking). To be honest, it wasn’t hard (to quit). I wasn’t a guy who got blasted once a week — more like four or five times during the year and then also through the summer. It wasn’t like I was hung over every day. You’ve got to know yourself. When you’re young, it takes time to understand what’s good for you and what works.”

Looks clear in the off season it was a lot more.

That said, kudos to him for quitting before it completely took him over.

That just goes to show how 2 people can read the same thing differently. I read it as I was a young guy liked to party once in a while then realized alcohol is not good when you are a world class athlete. Learned I played better and felt better when I didn't go out and get hammered. That's sounds like what a lot of these guys learn as they grow up and realize how positive changes in how they treat their body affect their game.

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That just goes to show how 2 people can read the same thing differently. I read it as I was a young guy liked to party once in a while then realized alcohol is not good when you are a world class athlete. Learned I played better and felt better when I didn't go out and get hammered. That's sounds like what a lot of these guys learn as they grow up and realize how positive changes in how they treat their body affect their game.

I could see that interpretation too.

We will likely never know.

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I could see that interpretation too.

We will likely never know.
Probably OJ talked about how he doesn't drink anymore and the interviewer drew the conclusions out of that and made him look like an alcoholic.

I drink (and when I drink, it's a lot) usually once every two weeks, and by that articles logic I should start to think about going to AA meetings.


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Huh. I had a drinking problem as a Panther fan right around that time too.

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