Sunday, June 1, 2008

Jokinen Dealt by Draft?

OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch reports the following:

As for Jokinen, rumors are picking up that GM Jacques Martin could trade him by the start of training camp. It's not the first time Jokinen's name has popped up up in the rumor mill, but the teams Garrioch suggests could take a run at him (Calgary, Ottawa, Minnesota) will have to send almost the equivilant of his $5 million+ salary to Florida or dump it elsewhere to comfortably afford him.

The above really bothers me because there never is a return in these rumors. OK so Jokinen is going to be dealt but who are the Panthers looking for in return? It doesn't say!

My point is that all true Panther fans should be nervous to what this horrid organization will be asking in return. A true Panther trade would be: Jokinen for Bonk and a 4th (me shaking my head in disappointment).

The Panthers need goal scorers, it would not make any sense to trade their best point getter for nothing. I expect this team with JM as GM to make this team look totally different from last years team.

Matthias better make the team out of camp and Frolik hopefully will be up by December (thats assuming they start off slow once again which we all know is almost a given.


ASponge said...

I'm completely with you. I'm really hoping these rumors turn out to be unsubstantiated, because Olli is such a critical part of the Panthers' success (and the fan favorite).

Martin can resurrect his name by solving this situation.

Imber said...

Jokinen's embarrassing +/- makes him expendable. However, there must be a lot in return, including a goal scorer.