The first word is no. You do not trade a 21 year old, who was an
overall third pick in 1997, unless you get a Zigmund Palffy back for
It was mentioned the Islanders may trade him to Ottawa for former
Philadelphia Flyer Vaclav Prospal 25 years old.
Prospal makes about the same as Joikenen, so money is not the issue.
Prospal has descent point totals and is not a terrible player by any
means, however his numbers 19 goals 22 assists, are inflated by
playing with Ottawa's top players. You put him on a line with
Czerkawski and Green and your not going to see the same production.
The commitment has been made to go with youth, several teams have
expressed an interest on Joikenen. The ownership will not spend on
established talent so just keep Joikenen.
Unless Joikenen and Brewer and a top pick means Yashin ?
Sorry, I forgot we can't afford La Pointe.............Next