"Probably '90s when he started it was a little bit more wide open, then I think early 2000s before the lockout, you needed to be big and strong and it was all about size and strength and you could do all that holding, hooking, grabbing, cross-checks and all that," Panthers teammate Jussi Jokinen said. "And then the lockout pretty much changed everything. You needed more skill and more speed and more hockey IQ."
"The last five years, you could do so much more with your stick and probably now lots of players are afraid to use their sticks," Los Angeles Kings forward Jussi Jokinen said. "I think everybody wants to see more goals, so scoring being up, I think it's good."