So now that the Flames have gone from Contenders to Favorites (in my mind), Sutter has proven that he cares about his fans.
Olli Jokinen for Matthew Lombardi, Brandon Prust, and a first rounder
Tis has been the number one center we've been crying for. Bye Matthew, it was fun while it lasted. Brandon Prust is entirely replaceable and the first rounder is worth it. The only thing is that although Jokinen is signed, he will probably be traded in July to make cap room because we can't absorb his 5 million salary next week.
The only two issues with Jokinen is
1) He's European and never played in a playoff game, can he step up?
2) Apparently he might be a cancer in the room but I call crap on that. Also Jarome is the greatest Captain in the league and will whip him into shape.
Jokinen has played under Keenan before and put up huge numbers. What a great addition
Now our current line up for the playoffs looks like this (when everyone is healthy)
Cammy - Jokinen - Iginla (Powerhouse first line)
Bourque - Langkow - Bertuzzi (Great second line)
Glencross - Conroy - Moss (Contribution depth)
Nystrom - Primeau - Boyd (Checking/Energy)
Regher - Leopold
Phanuef - Sarich
Aucoin - Giordano
Bertuzzi - Jokinen - Iginla
Phanuef - Cammy
Regher must also be pooping his pants with the chance of playing with his buddy Leopold. They have proven chemistry and were together during our run.
I also like how we didn't mortgage our future for these players either. Gave up a first rounder and a 2nd rounder for Leopold (but that was from Montreal) so we still have a second rounder.
Hand us the cup.