Player Discussion Henri Jokiharju

Discussion in 'Buffalo Sabres' started by Dubi Doo, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Reddawg We're all mad here

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Messages:
    7,060
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    He's non-exempt, the cutoff is three pro seasons in North America and he played last year, this year and will play next year. Same deal as Dahlin.
     
  2. Heretic Registered User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    51
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    isn't that bad?
     
  3. cybresabre KA comes like a wind

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,961
    Likes Received:
    631
    Trophy Points:
    185
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    WNY
    It'd certainly be better if he was given a free pass, but that painful decision (whatever it is) is unavoidable when you cash an expansion team's big check. It will be fun to watch 29 other teams suffer through it, at least.
     
  4. tsujimoto74 Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2012
    Messages:
    21,582
    Likes Received:
    7,396
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    We're probably gonna lose a good defender at the expansion draft. Or we're gonna have to pay Seattle to take a player we're OK with losing.
     
  5. sabresfan129103 1-4-6-14

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    20,838
    Likes Received:
    480
    Trophy Points:
    154
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Amherst, NY
    Trying to not get too excited, but man this kid has looked really good. I know he and Scandella are playing 3rd pairing minutes, but if Krueger wanted to reduce Ristolainen's ice time by 3 minutes (which I think he should 25+ is way too much for Risto) I'd be comfortable giving those minutes to this paring.

    At least that is what the eye test tells me I'm sure some advanced stat guy will tell me I'm nuts.
     
  6. Gabrielor Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    8,046
    Likes Received:
    5,107
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    What a f***ing pickup Joker is. The nickname alone is 10/10, and then steps on the ice...
     
    Dirty Dog likes this.
  7. Ace Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    9,984
    Likes Received:
    5,268
    Trophy Points:
    112
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    A good D is almost certainly gone. Luckily they’ve been investing heavy in the position and will have replacements in the pipeline.
     
  8. La Cosa Nostra Caporegime

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    13,111
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Trophy Points:
    169
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Still hoping we can pay a 1st for them to take Okposo. Joki been great. I don't want to lose any of our D.
     
  9. tellermine Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    405
    Trophy Points:
    69
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Köln, Helsinki, Lappeenranta
    Sure was joy to see last night.
    One mustake cost a goal but other ways jyst so high iq stuff with good skating and stuck play.
    He seems to have potential on attack also. Last night was few times well on rush but sadly was not seen by forward.

    Nice pick at 29 spot by Hawks.
     
    kummelweck likes this.
  10. Cheese Breadman Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    2,821
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Trophy Points:
    84
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    I think it’s not very convenient for him to play on the left side.
     
  11. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    96,836
    Likes Received:
    25,287
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
    With Dahlin out and Risto not distributing that well since resuming point duties... Joker is getting a shot on PP1:

     
    itwasaforwardpass likes this.
  12. Cheese Breadman Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    2,821
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Trophy Points:
    84
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
  13. Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    96,836
    Likes Received:
    25,287
    Trophy Points:
    235
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Occupation:
    Herding Cats
    Location:
    Tarnation
    Awards:
  14. Buffaloed webmaster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    36,032
    Likes Received:
    13,117
    Trophy Points:
    290
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Buffalo
    As Casey Mittelstadt struggles at the NHL level, many of his... (paywall)

    Henri Jokiharju would have loved to stay in the NHL all last season. Why wouldn’t he? But in January, after 37 games with Chicago, the Blackhawks sent him to the American Hockey League.

    Looking back, what does he think of that move?

    “It was really good for me in the end,” Jokiharju said. “It helped me a lot.”

    The demotion was simply a step in his development, something that’s helped him become one of only two Sabres defensemen to skate in every game this season. He got more minutes in the AHL, played a bigger role and put up confidence-building numbers.

    “I was playing like 12, 13 minutes (in Chicago) so I wasn’t getting any better as a hockey player,” Jokiharju said.
     
  15. jc17 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6,080
    Likes Received:
    2,476
    Trophy Points:
    127
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Is that not Olofsson on the left?
     
  16. Snippit Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14,360
    Likes Received:
    6,868
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    I've found that he's starting to struggle more in the last few games but I may be alone in this assessment. No idea if the stats actually back that up but I've noticed a few bad pinches and turnovers.

    Still think he's been our #1 performing defensemen overall this year.
     
  17. tellermine Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Messages:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    405
    Trophy Points:
    69
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Köln, Helsinki, Lappeenranta
    I think he was quite good in this game.
    Some problems but was then really good at third end with Dahlin on offence.
    One thing that is clear is that he needs more muscle.

    82 games in a season so every player will have bad games.
     
    Cheese Breadman likes this.
  18. Dingo44 Eichel's Underpaid

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    5,138
    Likes Received:
    2,777
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
    You're alone. He keeps getting more responsibility and RK mentioned him by name.
     
    schpaff and Chainshot like this.
  19. HaNotsri Regstred User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2013
    Messages:
    3,598
    Likes Received:
    1,968
    Trophy Points:
    126
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Still just 20 years old. Might even be able to repair some of the damage the consecutive bust drafts of Nylander-Mittelstadt did.

    How do you expect Jokiharju to turn out? Obviously room to grow but nothing about him really stands out to me except he seems smarter than the rest of our d.
     
  20. joshjull Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    62,281
    Likes Received:
    15,129
    Trophy Points:
    231
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Hamburg,NY
    He does appear to struggle a bit more at times. But its due to getting more responsibilities more so than his game falling off. He’ll adjust.
     
  21. valet obviously adhd

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2017
    Messages:
    5,701
    Likes Received:
    2,693
    Trophy Points:
    112
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    buffalo
    1st pair D. At worst, a very very good 2nd pair D.
     
  22. Snippit Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14,360
    Likes Received:
    6,868
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    That post was from December, but certainly it still applies now. He was better in the first ~30 games for sure.
     
    joshjull likes this.
  23. Bendium Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2019
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    33
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    He was being more protected in the first 30 games. Ralph has been giving him a lot more responsibility the last 20 in preparation for replacing Risto's minutes after he is traded in the offseason. Like josjjull said.....he'll adjust. Definitely a top 2 pairing RD for the long term.
     
    joshjull likes this.
  24. Jame Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    52,673
    Likes Received:
    8,795
    Trophy Points:
    247
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Location:
    Florida
    how? We only have 3 good defenders
     
    Bobby Bottle Service and jBuds like this.
  25. Snippit Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14,360
    Likes Received:
    6,868
    Trophy Points:
    156
    SB Cash:
    $ 300,000
    Gender:
    Male
    I could subscribe to this theory but I’d like to first see evidence that his usage is actually different (TOI, QOC wise).
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"