On Monday at the MTS Iceplex, throughout Winnipeg and in NHL cities across the continent, it became apparent that regular-season games, slated to begin next Thursday, are about to join pre-season games on the scrap heap.

And while some of his brethren have been spouting pessimism, you won't find it coming from veteran centre Olli Jokinen just yet.

The new Winnipeg Jets pivot, signed during the July free-agent sweepstakes, heard the suggestion that the league may just cancel games a week or two at a time until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.

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