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Offline L K

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Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« Reply #360 on: May 12, 2021, 03:56:03 PM »
Lehtonen's 2nd chance didn't go quite as well: 0 goals, 3 assists in 17 games with Columbus. 2 of those assists came in their final game of the season.

He only played 4 minutes total on their PP which is pretty surprising since that's where he looked his most comfortable as a Leaf and they had a hole there with Werenski's injury and Seth Jones not producing there.

Michael Del Zotto, who has 1 PP point in his last 144 NHL games, received more powerplay time than Lehtonen since Columbus acquired him.

I don't think they did him any favours trading him to a team with a guy who probably had no patience for a guy who isn't great defensively.  I think he has NHL level skills he just needs the right environment.

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Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« Reply #361 on: May 12, 2021, 04:09:25 PM »
I don't think they did him any favours trading him to a team with a guy who probably had no patience for a guy who isn't great defensively.  I think he has NHL level skills he just needs the right environment.

The weird thing though is Torts actually played him a decent amount. He averaged 18 minutes a game there, and in his last 9 games was averaging over 20 minutes. He even averaged about a minute of PK time per game. But for whatever reason he just never got on their powerplay despite there being an apparent need for a PP QB.

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Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« Reply #362 on: June 30, 2021, 08:14:22 PM »
Bleh

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Re: Minor Ex-Leaf News
« Reply #363 on: July 01, 2021, 03:16:38 PM »
Bleh

Dude has hit pretty much every toxic hockey/dude stereotype.
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