It seems to be annual tradition that, as the NHL's trade deadline approaches, rumours swirl about the Calgary Flames' quest to acquire a No. 1 centre.

This year should be different.

This year, it's obvious they already have one.

Olli Jokinen was once again the Flames' top forward in Tuesday's 5-1 drubbing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Saddledome, scoring once, adding an assist and providing the type of reliable defensive presence that bench boss Brent Sutter raves about. He also set up a screen in front of Leafs netminder Jonas Gustavsson on the fifth goal of the evening.

The big Finn now has six goals and three assists in his past six outings.