Found September 04, 2013 on
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,
Olli Jokinen has heard the doubters and insists he’s not done.
The Winnipeg Jets centre believes he still has plenty of gas left in the proverbial tank.
“I think I’m going to have five, six big seasons left,” said Jokinen, who was among those to hit the ice at MTS Iceplex for an informal skate on Tuesday morning and addressed the media for the first time since last season. “I’m not nearly as done as you guys probably think. I have a lot of years (left). I’ve been playing a long time and I still think I can play five, six years at this level — easily.”
A year ago, Jokinen was a big free-agent addition for the Jets, inking a two-year deal worth $9 million.
The expectation was that he’d take over as the No. 1 centre but that plan never materialized.
BEST OF MAXIM
Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane has suffered his first hit of the upcoming hockey season -- a court order garnishing his wages for refusing to pay a pair of outstanding traffic tickets.
The Manitoba government took the unusual step of filing a Court of Queen's Bench motion in an attempt to recoup $650.80 in fines and costs from Kane a budding NHL superstar who signed a six...
In a way I feel bad for Evander Kane who met with the Winnipeg media today to talk about the traffic ticket issues he had.
On the other hand, just pay the tickets and stories like this would be avoided.
from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Evander Kane said he is back in Winnipeg to make news for his hockey exploits, not unpaid traffic tickets.
And so the Jets winger...
Jacob Trouba, 19, D, 6'2, 187 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: N/A
This Year's Ranking: 25
Jacob Trouba is looking to make a difference in 2013-14 - this time in the NHL.
In 2012-13 as a rookie at the University of Michigan, Trouba collected 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 37 games while earning many different awards...
Eric Tangradi, 24, LW, 6'4, 221 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: N/A
This Year's Ranking: 24
You may be asking if I'm off my rocker to put Eric Tangradi - a former second round pick in 2007 - ahead of the Jets sterling 2012 first round pick Jacob Trouba.
Hard, cold fact is: Tangradi has almost a full season on Trouba...
...wondered why people just can't grow up?
Really, have you ever wondered why it's so easy to focus on things that don't matter?
Today in Winnipeg Evander Kane found himself in more hot water over some unpaid fines due to tickets for various driving infractions.
That's it. But it's made for enough noise that today, at the MTS Iceplex where many Jets...