Olli Jokinen is looking forward to Christmas.
The holiday will be a bright spot in what has been a dull several months as the lockout drags on. Days into the dispute, Jokinen refused to discuss the work stoppage, but he was more than willing to talk about his first Winnipeg Christmas. "This year will be a regular Christmas, just a little bit longer than usual," Jokinen said. "Usually you get the 24th and 25th, not much more. We'll still skate here with the guys on the 24th, keep the routine going here with the practices. But there's lot of time to spend with the family and be outdoors."