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Not Bad, but Not Great Either/A bit more on Jokinen

Good morning folks. As I am sure all of you New York Ranger fans know by now, the team dropped last night’s tilt to the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 2-1.

I didn’t catch much of the game but reports seem to indicate that this is a game that the Blueshirts could have won and picked up a big two points heading into a home game against an unbelievably hot Washington Capitals hockey team.

However, I can’t sit here and pretend that I watched last night’s game. As such, I suggest you check out friend of the blog Scotty Hockey, who, as always, had some interesting thoughts on the game:

Olli Jokinen had the first shot of the game with a shot late in the first period. Sure it was just a low shot but 1- it wasn’t right into Quick’s glove and 2- Jokinen followed it to the net. Too often this season Rangers are lettin’ ‘em fly and going for a change or pulling up and waiting for teammates. Throughout the night he went to the boards, tried to fight through traffic and seemed more than willing to let it fly so let’s hope this is the start of something good.

Another interesting one:

I’ve mentioned it here before, Christensen should not have been removed from Gabby’s side when Prospal returned. The two have chemistry, which seems to be a dirty word to john Tortorella but in actuality something good for a hockey team. What a sexy goal by the two of them. And Cally came oh-so-close to redirecting in that Prospal feed that it makes you wonder how these lines should be fleshed out.

Click here to read the rest of Scotty’s blog.

Also, if you want to read something funny about Olli Jokinen’s wife, I would suggest venturing on over to Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy as it appears she had some interesting things to say about Greg’s blog:

I have a pretty thick skin when it comes to articles written about my husband and I’m not very easily disturbed or get upset so I don’t want you to think about what I’m about to say comes from a wrong place but PLEASE consider changing your proffession if writing crap like this is it.

I honestly cannot remember reading a worse article in my life! Really really really BAD writing.


I want to hear all of your thoughts!


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Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

Prior to writing for the above mentioned outlets, you could find Patrick's musings at hockey web sites/outlets such as TheHockeyNews.com, TheFourthPeriod.com, Spector's Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com and many more.

For questions, comments and hip checks, feel free to e-mail Patrick at patrickhoffman3530@gmail.com.