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#1 Devs4LIFE

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:16 PM

The title of the thread speaks for itself, would you sign Olli Jokinen? Before every goes crazy and says how bad of a player he is and how he's a former Ranger and has had a bad past few seasons, hear me out.
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.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:20 PM

threw up a little on this one.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:21 PM

A 1-year deal at 3 mill? Sure.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

Sure why not.... ordering and dealing with getting playoff tickets is a massive pain in the ass anyway, let's avoid the problem with a guy who seems allergic to the playoffs... I love it!!!
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:40 PM

No.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

I would do it if he was the last option and the young centers didn't pan out. I would prefer they go after Plekanec, Koivu, or Lambardi in that order if they didn't resign Kovy. I think Elias at center again would be a better option though. He missed a good portion of the season and missed matching Jokinen by 2 points.

Edited by Allthegoodnamesweretaken, 09 June 2010 - 03:10 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:57 PM

I would do it if he was the last option and the young centers didn't pan out. I would prefer they go after Plekanec, Koivu, or Lambardi in that order if they didn't resign Kovy. I think Elais at center again would be a better option though. He missed a good portion of the season and missed matching Jokinen by 2 points.



If we get him for only 1 or 2 years for pretty cheap, why not?
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

If we get him for only 1 or 2 years for pretty cheap, why not?



If they couldn't get the other 3 guys and the new coach doesn't want to use Elias at center? Sure why not. He would at least be better with faceoffs.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

no.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:22 PM

If they couldn't get the other 3 guys and the new coach doesn't want to use Elias at center? Sure why not. He would at least be better with faceoffs.



True, I cannot remember a time when we were actually in the top 10 on faceoffs in the league. Many times we were even in the bottom 10 or 5. Holik used to be the only center that we had that was actually decent at it. I also remember the Devils tried a couple of times to get Yanic Perreault just to give us an advantage there. We also got Rheaume mostly cause of this too.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:40 PM

My gut reaction was a big hell no. BUT, if you could get him near 2 million for 1 or 2 years, it may a good value pickup. We need some help in putting the puck in the net, he surely is not the best answer, but anything helps.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:41 PM

Only for shootouts. :yea:
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

Only for shootouts. :yea:



I'm not sure if it is wise to make fun of the Rangers for that. The next week the Flyers killed us in the playoffs and made us the 1st team sent home in the playoffs.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:51 PM

True, I cannot remember a time when we were actually in the top 10 on faceoffs in the league. Many times we were even in the bottom 10 or 5. Holik used to be the only center that we had that was actually decent at it. I also remember the Devils tried a couple of times to get Yanic Perreault just to give us an advantage there. We also got Rheaume mostly cause of this too.


lol. we were top 10 on faceoffs in 2008-09. trolling does take some knowledge.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:52 PM

Weren't there rumors of Jokinen signing in Europe a few weeks back? I know his agent squashed them, but there may have been something there.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:57 PM

he's had past years of success but this is like viktor kozlov 2.0 - just no point to it. he's not that good anymore - doesn't play strong on the puck and wouldn't be a viable 2nd line center option.

i mean, if he wants a 1 year $750k deal, perhaps but even then i think it's just not the right mix.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 04:02 PM

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