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#161 Broken 16

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

Lol... you gotta laugh.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:17 PM

Wow, I'm really glad we got rid of this guy...

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:18 PM

yeah well see how good he is once he faces a team in the west.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:19 PM

This is some bulls*** right here.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:20 PM

Another multi-point game for our boy, Ville Leino. I'm glad he's playing so well.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

This is Jason Williams fault. That dirty motherf***er.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

Wow... it`s almost like the retarded knee-jerk reactions people like to make about rookies on LGW aren`t rooted in reality. Hmm... I guess talent doesn`t evaporate when you fail to put it to use in your first season.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:23 PM

yeah well see how good he is once he faces a team in the west.



He appears to be battling harder. Maybe he finally shed his lazy ways (yes, at this point I'm using the word lazy strictly to annoy FinnishWing). I'm still reserving judgment until next season.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:23 PM

Wow... it`s almost like the retarded knee-jerk reactions people like to make about rookies on LGW aren`t rooted in reality. Hmm... I guess talent doesn`t evaporate when you fail to put it to use in your first season.


Talent only matters when you play hard.

He never played this hard for the Wings. Don't know if it's the playoff atmosphere that's woken him up, but he was sleepwalking most of his time in our lineup.

You really think a "genius" like Holland/Babcock would let him go so easily if they didn't think he was a lazy ass?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

I'm still under the belief that we had to force him into a position he wasn't ready for (due to all our injuries). I don't think he was able to perform under pressure. When he went to Philly, there was no pressure on him, and he's performing. It's not unheard of that a guy underachieves for one team but shows his potential for another.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:27 PM

I'm still under the belief that we had to force him into a position he wasn't ready for (due to all our injuries). I don't think he was able to perform under pressure. When he went to Philly, there was no pressure on him, and he's performing. It's not unheard of that a guy underachieves for one team but shows his potential for another.




He's the one that demanded a one way contract. He made his own bed.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

I'm rooting for the Flyers because I want to see Leino win the cup.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

He's the one that demanded a one way contract. He made his own bed.

Holland is the one who decided to give it to him plus get Williams. Insted, maybe he should've gone after Hudler etc.

Is it Cambell's fault that he's overpaid? Or the GM's?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:32 PM

People want to see Leino win a cup??

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:32 PM

...and the Conn Smythe Winner is Ville Leino. That could lead to some interesting threads here.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

I think we can admit that Finnish wing was right. Ville didnt have any confidence playing with the wings and it showed. Maybe Babcocks constant calling him out just didnt motivate Ville the way it would other guys, probably just made the situation worse actually.

I think Ville/Babcock just werent a great Player/coach match .

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:48 PM

Talent only matters when you play hard.

He never played this hard for the Wings. Don't know if it's the playoff atmosphere that's woken him up, but he was sleepwalking most of his time in our lineup.

You really think a "genius" like Holland/Babcock would let him go so easily if they didn't think he was a lazy ass?


I agree with you man-- but we both know how thoroughly he was slagged off on here. It wasn`t people saying `he`d be a good NHL player if he battled more` it was people calling him a flop who isn`t good enough to play in the NHL.

I completely understand why Holland ditched him but the rhetoric we heard about Leino was absurd. And I enjoy pointing that out since I supported him the whole time. Don`t worry-- I`m not going to harp on it every day like the Quincey slappies did because I understand and accept the situation that lead to him leaving. Plus he`s 26 and Holland turned him into a 4th round draft pick who will be 18 this summer. I`m cool with that switch given how the Wings draft.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:12 PM

I agree with you man-- but we both know how thoroughly he was slagged off on here. It wasn`t people saying `he`d be a good NHL player if he battled more` it was people calling him a flop who isn`t good enough to play in the NHL.

I completely understand why Holland ditched him but the rhetoric we heard about Leino was absurd. And I enjoy pointing that out since I supported him the whole time. Don`t worry-- I`m not going to harp on it every day like the Quincey slappies did because I understand and accept the situation that lead to him leaving. Plus he`s 26 and Holland turned him into a 4th round draft pick who will be 18 this summer. I`m cool with that switch given how the Wings draft.



I don't agree with your assessment that everyone here just claimed that he was awful. I never got that impression. Everyone seemed to agree that he had a lot of talent, he just wasn't making effective use of the extra ice time he could have seen. He had a golden opportunity to make a name for himself here, but for whatever reason, couldn't/wouldn't/didn't. How is that not frustrating when you had such high hopes for a player?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:49 PM

i didnt want to let him go... too bad. hes played great for philly especially tonight as he scored. i find myself rooting for him when hes out there even though i am canadian and should prolly cheer for canadiens... oh well, i dont like anyone other than detroit really. itd be nice if an original 6 team wins i guess.

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