For Olli Jokinen the turnaround in his game came about due to a change in his personal GPS. No more east to west movement. Under orders from Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter, the Finnish centre shifted his on-ice compass last November to north and south. "I told him, 'Olli, this is the way I want you to be,' " said Sutter, recalling the informal summit that marked a turnaround for No. 13. " 'You're going to play against the other team's top players. I expect you to shut them down. I expect you to be more responsible defensively. I want you to be a straight line-guy. " 'No more of the swooping and looping all over.' "
Jokinen growing into shutdown role
Calgary Herald | Oct 2