He's like the 'scorched earth policy' and leaves every team he is on in ruins.
98-99 Kings, 2000 on the Islanders, 2000-2008 Panthers, 2008/09 on Flames and Phoenix. None of those teams other than the Flames have made the playoffs in recent memory since Jokinen joined their team.
When he came to Calgary it looked like we were set. It would literally be almost impossible to drop out of a playoff spot since we were about 11 points ahead of Vancouver for the NW division lead. So, the curse did what was supernaturally possible and fuck us up until we dropped to fifth and how to play our kryptonite, the Chicago Blackhawks.
So all in all, this should be the number one reason why we had another early first round exit. The Curse of Olli Jokinen. Let's hope we can even make the playoffs next year ...