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Shero made a lot of big moves last week. But sometimes the small deals pay off the biggest.
Even though he said he was done, Shero got the veteran Jussi Jokinen for a pick, mostly because Jim Rutherford, GM of the Canes, screwed up.
Here is what the new Double J is about.
Faceoffs, faceoffs, faceoffs
Jokinen, despite being listed as a left winger, took the third-most faceoffs with the Canes last season:
He was in the same place this year, as well. No question a smaller sample size, but for the role he could play here you can see why he was bought in.
This season, he is winning 59% of his faceoffs.
Upgrade across the board
No disrespect to Joe Vitale at all, but Jokinen is an immediate upgrade to what looks like Vitale's spot in the lineup. (Could also be Tanner Glass):
Comparison via dobberhockey:
Jokinen can kill penalties, as well. Like we said, massive upgrade to the Pens' bottom six. He is also third all-time in s...
BEST OF MAXIM
Going into trade deadline day today you would be hard pressed to find a deeper roster than that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their first two lines could fill an All-Star team. Penguins GM Ray Shero added yet another player to the Penguins and once again did it without losing a roster player only a conditional 6th or 7th round pick.
30 year old, 5’11 left wing, Jussi Jokinen...
As if the Pittsburgh Penguins needed another way to win games. Today the Penguins have acquired Carolina Hurricanes shootout specialist Jussi Jokinen for a conditional draft pick. As part of the deal, the Hurricanes will most likely retain some of Jokinen’s salary. If they didn’t have to, the Penguins would have likely just claimed [...]
Jokinen scores, makes his coach look like Nostradamus. Video screenshot via NHL.com
Check out this cool little highlight from last night’s action. While being interviewed, Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma predicts that newly acquired forward Jussi Jokinen will break the 0-0 tie. Lo and behold, Jokinen proves Bylsma’s words to be prophetic as he takes a feed from Chris Kunitz and...
Per ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Penguins are apparently acquiring EVERYBODY....
Carolina has moved Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins, pending a trade call
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 3, 2013
What is it with conditional picks?
CAR trading Jussi Jokinen to PIT for a conditional pick. Trade call pending. CAR is taking back some money in...
The Rangers fell tonight to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 2-1 in a shootout. For a box score, click here.
Three points out of four in the home and home against Pittsburgh? Sign me up!!
Still, tough luck loss tonight, Rangers absolutely deserved to win. Only Fleury prevented tonight's game, especially in the third period, from turning tonight into a repeat of...
The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed Jussi Jokinen from Carolina at the trade deadline, hopeful that the smooth-skating forward could fill in while superstar Sidney Crosby recovers from a broken jaw.
Jokinen certainly borrowed a page from Crosby's flair for the dramatic in his Penguins debut, scoring in regulation and then adding the only tally in the shootout as Pittsburgh edged...
All good things eventually come to an end. In the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins, their winning streak failed to reach 16 games as the Buffalo Sabres won at home by a score of 4-1.
Now that their streak is officially a thing of the past, it's time to look back and marvel at what the Penguins were able to accomplish.
Hockey analysts and fans will surely debate which streak...
Whether the Hurricanes were buyers or sellers at the deadline, the one thing I did not want to see Jim Rutehrford do was make trades purely for the sake of it. The Hurricanes weren't going to find an answer for their defensive problems this deadline, so there was no point in dealing for another third-pairing guy and they didn't have enough assets to acquire a better player...
It simply may be a coincidence that the Pittsburgh Penguins have dropped both games without injured captain Sidney Crosby following their impressive 15-game winning streak.
The New York Rangers, meanwhile, hope it's more than just happenstance that they played so well with their newest additions.
Pittsburgh looks to get back on track while preventing playoff-hopeful New York...
Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) @ New York Rangers (17-15-3)
NBCSN - 7:30 pm/et
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
The first of a home-and-home between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Blue Jackets. The Pens look to start a new streak tonight while New York is fighting for its playoff life.
Mark Eaton is sick and won't play. Also, the Pens...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 970 The Apple), to begin a home-and-home set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-15-3 (37 pts). [...]
The New York Rangers (17-15-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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