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Buffalo signs Ville Leino to 6-year, 27m contract


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#61 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Sure leino's not doing well in Buffalo and his attitude didn't seem to be right when he played here. I don't get why some fans hasn't still gotten over a player who was a healthy scratch two seasons ago? Wings lost nothing in acquiring him and later trading him away. I didn't like it when he stated that he doesn't want to spend another season in the AHL but I wasn't that hurt that I would still gripe about it. Many players feel like he does but are wise enough not to say it aloud. Then again players would go crazy if besides all the pressure of playing in the NHL they had to care what fans think about them.

Because if he succeeds somewhere else it makes it look like Holland made a mistake in letting him go, and some people apparently can't accept that idea. So all players that leave Detroit must fail, or at least be made to look like they fail. Also see Quincey and Kopecky.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Sure leino's not doing well in Buffalo and his attitude didn't seem to be right when he played here. I don't get why some fans hasn't still gotten over a player who was a healthy scratch two seasons ago? Wings lost nothing in acquiring him and later trading him away. I didn't like it when he stated that he doesn't want to spend another season in the AHL but I wasn't that hurt that I would still gripe about it. Many players feel like he does but are wise enough not to say it aloud. Then again players would go crazy if besides all the pressure of playing in the NHL they had to care what fans think about them.


It's all about the arguments between those who think Holland made a mistake in letting them go and those who don't.

These players rarely get bashed just because.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

Here's the elbow that got him the one game ban.



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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

How long is that contract?
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

How long is that contract?
If you can't get your name on the scoresheet, get it in the headlines.

5 more seasons at $4.5 million.


I really have nothing against Leino, but I'm shocked he got a six year contract like that based on so little previous performance to show he'd ever earn it.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:48 PM

5 more seasons at $4.5 million.


I really have nothing against Leino, but I'm shocked he got a six year contract like that based on so little previous performance to show he'd ever earn it.


These days teams need to pay good players star money to get them during the off-season. Last summer Buffalo, Columbus and especially Florida really wanted to upgrade their rosters by any means possible. Those who think Filppula is overpaid haven't realized that $2-3 million in 2006 is equal to $4-5 million now.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

Wow. That's quet the investment into Leino. Hope it works for Buffalo. Maybe he wont fall on his face like Kovalchuk did when he got that rediculous contract until he's old enough to actually retire and get social security.





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