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Chirping the Cats podcast: Episode 5 - Nov. 11, 2019

SUNRISE, Fla. - Chirping the Cats host David Dwork is joined by a special guest for Episode 5, as Panthers scoring legend Olli Jokinen opens up about his time with the franchise during some of its darkest years, and much, much more. Olli was able to thrive under some of the harshest circumstances, and he explains why playing for Mike Keenan is a big reason why he was able to overcome adversity throughout his career. They also discuss Olli's year flying commercial while playing for the Islanders, his favorite Panthers linemates and why he badly wanted to score every time he visited Madison Square Garden. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CTC PODCAST - iOS | Android0:30 Current team1:50 Playing for Q4:05 Panthers faceoff issues5:00 Team defense6:35 Loves team, especially top line7:30 Favorite Panthers linemates8:45 Hockey upbringing10:20 Third overall pick, lessons to learn as teen in NHL11:25 Season with Islanders, flying commercial, limited means12:35 Playing for Butch Goring, playing without the puck13:40 Trade to Florida, Murray brothers15:10 Igor Larionov walkout, talented team goes nowhere16:30 Mike Keenan hired, career turning point17:45 Get on the bike22:00 Olli's exploding face, becoming a leader28:25 First years in Florida, lots of changes30:35 Playing for Jacques Martin33:05 Requesting a trade, broken promises36:05 Trade to Phoenix, playing for Wayne Gretzky38:30 Trade to Calgary, regrets in Florida40:10 Only career playoff games with Calgary43:15 Failed trade from Florida to Flames45:00 Second year in Calgary, very strange trade to Rangers50:20 Shootout attempt to decide the season, death threatsCopyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.