2010 NHL Free Agency: Biggest “WTF” Signing Ever? Jokinen Again a Flame

July 1st, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Though NHL free agency is just hours old, I'm willing to bet there won't be another signing that leaves more people scratching their heads than Olli Jokinen's two-year, $6 million deal with the Calgary Flames.

Sorry, if you haven't heard this yet, I'll wait while you stop choking.

You, OK?

Alright, let's move on.

Last season, the Calgary Flames felt they desperately needed to change their team in order to succeed in making the playoffs.

At the end of January 2010, the Flames began a mid-season rebuild as they shipped out five players and brought back six, in hopes of saving their season.

The most notable departure was, one time "untouchable" Dion Phaneuf, who was sent to the Leafs as the most prominent part of a seven-player blockbuster.

Flames fans were left stunned as Phaneuf, though clearly disgruntled, was still looked upon as a fan favorite and key on-ice contributor.

The second biggest move out of Calgary came a few days later, and for the most part, was a relief to many.

Olli Jokinen was acquired by the Flames the previous year in a trade with Phoenix.

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