The relationship between Olli Jokinen and the city of Calgary can only be described as tumultuous.

At one point or another during his tenure, the big Finn has been blamed for everything from the Flames missing the playoffs to the proliferation of high gas prices to the slow patching of ghastly potholes.

No matter. The Calgary Flames centre is in Florida this week with his wife, who is due to give birth to the couple's third child at any moment.

From there, the family will jet back to Calgary. Yes, it's true. The Jokinens have chosen the Alberta chill over the Florida sun.

"This is home," Jokinen said before packing up his gear to end another NHL season. "We love it here. It's a great place to be and raise the kids, so looking forward to it. Hopefully, the weather gets a little bit better."

From a personal standpoint, Jokinen figures his body of work improved in his first full season as a Flame. Not that it matters in the big picture.

"It's always disappointing not to get in the playoffs and missing the post-season," he said. "That's why we play. Winning the Stanley Cup is everybody's dream."

The Flames dealt Jokinen and Brandon Prust to the New York Rangers last winter for Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins. In a surprising — no, shocking — move, the Flames re-signed Jokinen last summer to a two-year deal worth $6 million, with a no-movement clause to boot.

At the time, Jokinen lashed out at the media critics who floated the idea of him playing in Russia if no NHL team wanted to take a run at the Finnish Olympian. Pulling down $5.5 million last season, Jokinen produced 15 goals and 50 points in a season divided between the Flames and the Rangers.