Very Unusual

February 1, 2010, by

Generally, when teams are on the verge of a trade, the players involved are scratched as a precaution. An injury to a player involved in a trade would essentially kill the deal. This is the sole reason why Olli Jokinen suiting up for Calgary tonight when the Flames are in Philly is a very, very unusual move.

More details as they come.

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  1. matt says:

    your thoughts? Do you think it’s dead, or just the Flames being ‘tards?

  2. jack says:

    Deal is dead…no way they play both guys if they were going to pull the trigger.

    • Jordan says:

      I have to agree.

      There can’t be a deal as far as Calgary is concerned if they’re risking injury to Jokinen.

      It just doesn’t make any sense what-so-ever.

  3. matt says:

    Seems like Kotalik is the one holding this up. Dude, the Rangers don’t want you, move on, you’re still getting paid.


    • Jordan says:

      This is the only development that makes sense.

      If Kotalik hasn’t waived it, there’s some reason why Calgary is playing Jokinen. Not a great reason, but still a reason.

  4. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    A little sour grapes from Kotalik to Sather. I think he just wants to make a point. Regardless, do we know his whole “no trade” list?

  5. Jeremy says:

    The reason they are playing Jokinen is because they need to win. They would be without two players (Jokinen and Prust) and I guess calling up two random players hurts them. Either way, I’d like to see this resolved. And resolved fast.

  6. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    Kotalik should be thankful to the Rangers & Sather; because of them, all he has to do is show a glimmer of talent to be guaranteed $3 mil a year.