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Leader of the Pack

Friday, 07.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Leader of the Pack

Panthers captain Olli Jokinen is in it for the long haul, and ready to take the Panthers to the playoffs

It's almost noon on Thursday, a tough day to look Olli Jokinen in the eye. He tries to make it a normal day. He stands in line with his team-mates, just outside the Florida Panthers locker room, taking part in short 20-yard sprints down a lifeless cement hallway on the ground level of the BankAtlantic Center. The sound echoing down the hallway is a distinct acoustic, with only the rhythmic smacking of rubber soles breaking the silence. Between runs, Jokinen takes some verbal pokes at a visibly over-worked PR guy. As Jokinen smirks, his target bows his head and looks away, knowing full well that any minute Jokinen could be headed for another lifeless cement hallway, in one of 29 other NHL arenas. Today is not a normal day. It's March 9 — the trading deadline. It is a day that, in the past, has marked the departure of some of the Panthers'most recognizable stars. This is a thought in the forefront of the minds of fans, staff and players. But apparently not Jokinen.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 47 16 13 -2 29
A. Ekblad 47 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 44 9 17 0 26
J. Jokinen 46 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 45 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 36 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 36 5 10 -6 15
B. Campbell 47 3 12 0 15
D. Kulikov 42 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 12 8 .920 2.41
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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