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#1 13dangledangle

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:50 PM

Saw this today.

"March 30, ESPN: Ville Leino had his first multipoint game with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday since coming from the Detroit Red Wings at the trade deadline. It probably is no coincidence that he now is winging a line with Danny Briere and Simon Gagne. With Jeff Carter done for the season, the trio represents the Flyers' best offensive unit."


Would not be suprised at all if this came back to bite our ass lol.


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Edited by 13dangledangle, 30 March 2010 - 03:51 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:52 PM

I would be equally unsurprised if this came back to bite Philly in the ass.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:53 PM

I prefer the following part of the article. It sums up what Wings fans got from him this season:

Leino's goal and assist against New Jersey on Saturday were his second and third points for the Flyers in his ninth game with the team--with an eight-game gap between scoring his first goal.


It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:55 PM

I prefer the following part of the article. It sums up what Wings fans got from him this season:


This.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

I had high hopes for Leino, but alas, it never worked out. I think if he were still on the Wings it would be a lot more of the same disappointment he displayed earlier this season.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:00 PM

What's the big deal? I'm happy for him... I always liked Leino he just didn't work out here in Detroit. He's in the east, we got a pick and player for him, and if he tears it up over there good for him.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:01 PM

I had high hopes for Leino, but alas, it never worked out. I think if he were still on the Wings it would be a lot more of the same disappointment he displayed earlier this season.


I think so to, its one of those things that he HAD to be moved but Im freaking positive he will flourish somewhere dammit!
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:02 PM

I prefer the following part of the article. It sums up what Wings fans got from him this season:


Pretty much.

Although he probably played those games on the fourth line or something like that.

I was really excited for him after last year. He'll produce some points but not to an amount in which I'll wish the Wings still had him.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:05 PM

I think so to, its one of those things that he HAD to be moved but Im freaking positive he will flourish somewhere dammit!


So? It was apparent that 'somewhere' wasn't going to be Detroit. This move will never come back to bite us in the ass, as we're already well aware that it wasn't in the cards for Leino here.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:34 PM

It's kinda funny how many people wish that he wouldn't do well in Philly so the deal would look better for us. The fact is that it would have never happen here. It was obvious that he needed to move. I hope he does well as he is a Finnish player (and once played for my favourite club) and it's nice that he is playing in the Eastern Conference and not for the Blackhawks for example.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:42 PM

It's kinda funny how many people wish that he wouldn't do well in Philly so the deal would look better for us. The fact is that it would have never happen here. It was obvious that he needed to move. I hope he does well as he is a Finnish player (and once played for my favourite club) and it's nice that he is playing in the Eastern Conference and not for the Blackhawks for example.


Yeah, that would have been the ultimate kick in the nuts if he ended up going to Chicago and getting to play us 8 times a year plus playoffs. As it stands, we get to see him again this Sunday and I would not be surprised if he steps up his game in an effort to show us up, make us regret moving him.

But, as others have already stated, it was painfully obvious that it wasn't working out for him in Detroit, so I wish him the best of luck except when he's playing against us.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:57 PM

If he can play good for them, then good for him. It wasn't working out here.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:20 PM

If he can play good for them, then good for him. It wasn't working out here.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

If he can play good for them, then good for him. It wasn't working out here.


That's the truth. Who knows maybe Leino will excel somewhere else but the fact is that he wasn't even average here. Sometimes a player getting traded or something else major like that will shake a guy up. Comparing what he does in the future on another team is no real indication of what he would have done here. Take Miller for example waived by another team and yet has done well here.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

That's the truth. Who knows maybe Leino will excel somewhere else but the fact is that he wasn't even average here. Sometimes a player getting traded or something else major like that will shake a guy up. Comparing what he does in the future on another team is no real indication of what he would have done here. Take Miller for example waived by another team and yet has done well here.

This was probably what both GM's had in mind when doing the trade. Kinda like the Latendress-Pouliot trade. Trading players that are average or below average and the trade may just help them turn good.

Jussi Jokinen was also traded by the Lightning for a bag of pucks or something like that. You just knew that he wasn't gonna get it done playing there.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:28 PM

Leino will fade slowly

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:27 PM

Who? We are amidst our run to the playoffs and we are talking about the Finnish Flunk !

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:35 PM

as embarrassing as it is, every time philly plays i check to see if leino scored. I want him to do well you know? i like watching the highlights and stuff. He's a good guy, just didnt fit in here.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:39 PM

as embarrassing as it is, every time philly plays i check to see if leino scored. I want him to do well you know? i like watching the highlights and stuff. He's a good guy, just didnt fit in here.

I do that with every Finnish player. How embarrasing is that?!
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:42 PM

Pretty sure most 3rd/4th line players would play a lot better on a line with Gagne and Briere, rather than on a teams 3rd and 4th lines. I don't regret letting Leino go whatsoever. Put Drew Miller on a line with Gagne and Briere and I guarantee his production goes way up.

Edited by TheDetroitRedWings, 30 March 2010 - 09:44 PM.

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