Jokinen Explodes with Hat-trick

Standard Spin: Olli Jokinen single-handedly took down the Sharks Wednesday, bagging three goals and chipping in a helper in a 4-3 win.  

Jokinen is going through a complete renaissance this season, as he's on pace for his best statistical totals since leaving Florida in '07-08.  He's now registered at least one point in six of his last seven games - 10 points over that stretch - and this latest performance moves him ahead of Jarome Iginla to lead the Flames in points.  

Jokinen is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and there are whispers that a trade could be on the horizon if the Flames fall out of contention.  That makes Jokinen a possible trade target for fantasy owners as well, although we doubt a new address would result in production above the level he's at right now.  (2/9/12)