5 years ago

Olli Jokinen is expected to add offense and a big-bodied center to Winnipeg's lineup, but he'll add leadership as well.

"The best way to lead is by example. Sometimes you have to dump the puck in or block the shot," he said. "It's not all about scoring goals. You have to look after the little details but if that doesn't work I'm not afraid to speak up. You have to be honest with yourself and sometimes honest with your teammates. You don't have to be a jerk about it but a team doesn't have to be about 20 of the nicest guys either. Sometimes the truth hurts." Jokinen has experienced the fallout of two previous lockouts, so his wisdom could come in handy along with his ability to put up points.