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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jokinen will ease pressure on Turris

From Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic:

The Coyotes' two first-round draft choices from a year ago have a chance to benefit from the trade that brought Olli Jokinen from Florida for defensemen Keith Ballard and Nick Boynton.

Center Kyle Turris, the third overall pick in 2007, will be able to gain a lot of insight from one of the high-powered centers in the NHL and not have to rush his learning curve.

Read the entire article here.

Kevin Allen of USA Today had an article on this topic earlier in the week and it is right on point. Adding Jokinen to the mix, alleviates much of the pressure on Turris and should allow him to fit in behind-the-scenes without much attention. More importantly, he won't have to go up against all the top centers in the league, which is something Wayne Gretzky stressed over the weekend.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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