Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jokinen For Cammalleri

2018 Season July 1st, 2018
To Los Angeles POS Age GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Jussi Jokinen F 34 14 0 1 $1.1 mil 0 UFA
To Edmonton POS Age GP Goals Points Cap Years Cap
Mike Cammalleri F 35 15 3 7 $1 mil 0 UFA

A straight-up veteran forward deal dropped early in the evening on Tuesday between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings, as the Oilers send Jussi Jokinen, a regular healthy scratch of late, to the Kings for the well-traveled Mike Cammalleri.

Jokinen was a cheap UFA option for the Oilers in this off-season, but he just couldn't find the right fit in their lineup, not producing much offense at all and then ending up being a healthy scratch.

Cammalleri was in much of the same situation, rejoining the club that initially drafted him, and as much as his numbers are significantly better than Jokinen's, his ice-time and lineup position was shuffling down, making way for some younger talent in the top six and one could assume that Jokinen may fit better as a bottom six guy than Cammalleri.

The opportunity for Jokinen to stay in the Kings lineup might be a little bit better, as he could be better suited for whatever role that he's given, which could make the last couple weeks before the Waiver Draft a little more bearable for the Brenda & Seward, as they will likely opt to move him during the Week Nine proceedings.  It's a small gain, rather than losing out skater games to being a healthy scratch.

Cammalleri might be a pretty good option now, joining the Oilers and the potential offensive juggernaut that they can be.  He's still available for the Waiver Draft and he could give someone some good gains, when taken.

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