When you look at the situation he is in and this team is in Jokinen might be the best player available for us, assuming we don't resign Kovalchuk.
Lets start with contract, Jokinen is coming off of a bad past couple of seasons putting up 57 and 50 points respectively. Although those numbers aren't terrible they also aren't the numbers that someone of his contract and his draft status is expected to get. So this offseason it isn't totally crazy to think that not many teams are going to offer him a big contract, it might be the time in his career for him to take a smaller one year commitment and try and get his value back up again.
Where would he fit on the team though? Well he would probably play 2nd line center with Elias on his LW and someone else, probably Zubrus on his right wing. Jokinen isn't exactly a playmaking center, he is a scoring center and he would be the first big scoring center to play on a line with Elias since Arnott.
So what do you peoples think? Would you sign Jokinen to a 1 year deal for under 3 million?
Edited by Devs4LIFE, 09 June 2010 - 04:53 PM.