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Free Agency Thoughts Part II: Former Penguins Break the Bank

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Part I was posted earlier today and covered the Penguins acquisitions and re-signings. Here is a look at the departures so far in free agency. Free Agency Departures Jussi Jokinen to Florida (4 years, $16 million) Jokinen turned into an amazing rags-to-riches (okay, maybe not rags) story for the Penguins in the lockout-shortened season. Jokinen...
Via The PensNation
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Busy Panthers start free agency period by signing Jussi Jokinen

With $32,259,625 million in cap space and a commitment to turn things around quickly, the Florida Panthers began Tuesday's free agency frenzy as one of the most talked about team's in the NHL. Already loaded with young talent and a budding prospect pool, the Panthers are looking to add veteran depth at multiple positions to not only help them in the present, but also mentor their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Florida Panthers Sign Jussi Jokinen

A source for many puns and other such jokes, Jussi Jokinen has taken his game to South Beach for four years at $4 million per season.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Penguins Free Agents

With the NHL free agent signing period set to begin July 1, here’s a list of Penguins free agents by category. Unrestricted free agents (such as Jussi Jokinen and Matt Niskanen) may sign with other teams without compensation. Under certain conditions restricted free agents may sign with other teams. The Pens then would receive compensation in the form of draft picks. In the case...
Via PenguinPoop
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jussi Jokinen Cashing In by @griffTHW

Entering the 2014 postseason, few would have imagined Jussi Jokinen leading the league in goals this spring.  Yet, following Wednesday night's action, he's doing just that, pacing (along with Marian Gaborik) the NHL with six tallies in ten contests.  What's more, his nine points rank second (tied) in team scoring, as Pittsburgh has jumped out to a 3-1 series lead in their...
Via PensInitiative
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins round one Three Stars

While they certainly didn’t make it easy, the Pittsburgh Penguins finally clinched a first-round series win against Columbus last night, defeating the Blue Jacket’s 4-3, taking the series four games to two. And while it took a little longer than most Penguins fans would have like, Pittsburgh got the job done nonetheless. So who were the biggest contributors to the Pen’s first...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: The Juice is Loose

When Ray Shero acquired Jussi Jokinen at last season’s trade deadline it barely caused a stir. After all, the Pens GM had already amped our emotions to a fever pitch by trading for Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, and Douglas Murray. These days Iginla, Morrow, and Murray are skating for other teams. And Jokinen? Since arriving in the Steel City he’s totaled 23 goals and 51 points...
Via PenguinPoop
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jokinen leads Penguins past struggling Kings, 4-1

Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists in the first period, Evgeni Malkin scored in the opening minute, and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Jonathan Quick in a 4-1 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz and Tanner Glass both scored in their second straight game for the Penguins, who opened a two-game West Coast road trip with the franchise...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maatta Named to Team Finland

Credit: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar It’s been quite a year for 19-year-old defenseman Olli Maatta. After an impressive training camp, he made the Pittsburgh Penguins roster and has played all but one game for the team so far this season. Maatta has recorded 3 goals and 10 assists in 43 games this year in addition to being solid defensively. Team Finland’s Olympic squad noticed how...
Via The PensNation
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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