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Title: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: cabber24 on May 07, 2019, 12:15:15 PM
https://www.nhl.com/mapleleafs/news/maple-leafs-sign-kivihalme/c-307261852?fbclid=IwAR1DJqvVubGIX7eLLC2R759NbWcE9i6d8-E8eYGVTBq7bUoBUC-HdTSyJtQ (https://www.nhl.com/mapleleafs/news/maple-leafs-sign-kivihalme/c-307261852?fbclid=IwAR1DJqvVubGIX7eLLC2R759NbWcE9i6d8-E8eYGVTBq7bUoBUC-HdTSyJtQ)
Left handed shot dman.
Title: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 07, 2019, 12:25:37 PM

Former Nashville pick in 2013, 5th round.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: L K on May 07, 2019, 12:27:57 PM
Interesting on this guy. He was born in the US, went to high school and college in the US.  He was at the Bruins prospect development camp this year.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 07, 2019, 12:41:28 PM
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2019/5/7/18535498/toronto-maple-leafs-sign-teemu-kivihalme-to-a-one-year-elc-karpat-dubas-kept-this-quiet
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Highlander on May 07, 2019, 01:57:03 PM
Hope Dubas is finding diamonds in the rough. 

I have said it for a while now, the Marlies have so many more NHL ready players than just 4 years ago.  But they still have a few journeymen on the squad, why not have a whole team of contenders rather than play guys who won't make it back to the bigs.  Jooris, Greening, Clune, Lo Verde, etc.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 07, 2019, 02:50:47 PM
From the little I've read it doesn't sound like he's as NHL-ready as Mikheyev might be. I don't really see him jumping ahead of Rosen or Borgman or Sandin at LD, so hopefully he's ready to start at the AHL level and go from there.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 07, 2019, 03:04:27 PM
Hope Dubas is finding diamonds in the rough. 

I have said it for a while now, the Marlies have so many more NHL ready players than just 4 years ago.  But they still have a few journeymen on the squad, why not have a whole team of contenders rather than play guys who won't make it back to the bigs.  Jooris, Greening, Clune, Lo Verde, etc.
Even though the AHL is a development league, they're still trying to win and the chances of doing that with a team full of kids/prospects only is probably next to impossible. Losing and learning only goes so far and does no one any good. Look at the Hainsey, Marleau influence on the Leafs. It's been huge for the development of these kids and even though we hate Marleau's cap hit next year, what he brought to the kids was well worth it.
Back to the Marlies...They've had 57(21 rookies) players play at least 1 game for them this season, 25(8 rookies) in the post season.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 07, 2019, 03:10:27 PM
From the little I've read it doesn't sound like he's as NHL-ready as Mikheyev might be. I don't really see him jumping ahead of Rosen or Borgman or Sandin at LD, so hopefully he's ready to start at the AHL level and go from there.
He's destined for the Marlies unless he goes off the charts at training camp. The Marlies could be losing 2 or 3 for their top 3 D in the fall and there are others that probably won't be back.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 07, 2019, 03:15:26 PM
They still have a few journeymen on the squad, why not have a whole team of contenders rather than play guys who won't make it back to the bigs.  Jooris, Greening, Clune, Lo Verde, etc.

The prospects coming through our system talk about this a lot. They appreciate having the veteran presence on the team shepherding their development, showing them the ropes without outright competing with them for Leaf attention. Kaskisuo made huge strides once Hutchinson came into the fold. Bracco rooms with Clune who is essentially everyone's personal trainer too.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 07, 2019, 03:32:51 PM
https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2019/05/07/teemu-kivihalme/

https://dobberprospects.com/player/teemu-kivihalme/
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Highlander on May 07, 2019, 06:51:31 PM
They still have a few journeymen on the squad, why not have a whole team of contenders rather than play guys who won't make it back to the bigs.  Jooris, Greening, Clune, Lo Verde, etc.

The prospects coming through our system talk about this a lot. They appreciate having the veteran presence on the team shepherding their development, showing them the ropes without outright competing with them for Leaf attention. Kaskisuo made huge strides once Hutchinson came into the fold. Bracco rooms with Clune who is essentially everyone's personal trainer too.
Ok Clune can stay, but its only because its you Herman!
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: gunnar36 on May 07, 2019, 09:37:10 PM
Meh, another defencemen in the system without ideal dman size.  Nothing to get  excited about.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: bustaheims on May 07, 2019, 09:53:05 PM
Meh, another defencemen in the system without ideal dman size.  Nothing to get  excited about.

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Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Guilt Trip on May 07, 2019, 10:10:22 PM
Meh, another defencemen in the system without ideal dman size.  Nothing to get  excited about.
Im sure youre not excited about Sandin, Liljegren, Daszuk Hollowell either because of their lack of ideal dman size. Who knows how this will turn out. Didnt cost the Leafs anything. Size, has nothing to do with playing ability.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: gunnar36 on May 07, 2019, 10:48:35 PM
Meh, another defencemen in the system without ideal dman size.  Nothing to get  excited about.
Im sure youre not excited about Sandin, Liljegren, Daszuk Hollowell either because of their lack of ideal dman size. Who knows how this will turn out. Didnt cost the Leafs anything. Size, has nothing to do with playing ability.

Agreed that size isn't everything.  However, would love to have some Colton Parayko or Brandon Carlo type players to supplement our smaller puck movers.  Look at the Blues dmen who probably average 6ft 3 or 4 and can all skate well.... don't underestimate the effectiveness of a long reach and wingspan when it comes to defending and mitigating scoring chances, especially when it comes to the PK and taking away passing and shooting lanes.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 11, 2019, 03:22:27 PM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: nutman on May 12, 2019, 09:59:58 AM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription. 
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Dappleganger on May 12, 2019, 10:43:00 AM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription.

I believe The Athletic offers a couple "free" articles you can read before you have to subscribe if you download the app.

Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Zee on May 12, 2019, 10:47:21 AM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription.


You can read the first paragraph, and also try the free trial.  There's plenty of Leafs (and all other teams) content on there. It's actually so much that I can't keep up with it all unless I quit my job. Hmmm....
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Highlander on May 12, 2019, 10:48:26 AM
The Athletic is worth every penny, cost you about 3 Tim's coffee and breakfast sandwiches a month
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Deebo on May 12, 2019, 11:08:40 AM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription. 

Some of us have a subsciption.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: nutman on May 13, 2019, 03:54:50 PM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription. 

Some of us have a subsciption.

No insult intended, but if we can't read it then don't post it here, as it's a waist of space. I don't have money to burn so i don't go to Tim Hortons, but if I do have spare coin I send it here as this is my Leaf news spot, and has been so, just about since the site opened.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: CarltonTheBear on May 13, 2019, 04:15:01 PM
No insult intended, but if we can't read it then don't post it here, as it's a waist of space.

This forum doesn't operate on a limited amount of posts per day, so I don't really see the issue. Some people have Athletic subs and I'm sure they appreciate stories being shared.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: herman on May 13, 2019, 04:35:35 PM
This conversation now has me looking for a belt with the Solar System printed (https://www.cattamarra.com/products/solar-system-negro) on it.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Zee on May 13, 2019, 05:40:56 PM
https://theathletic.com/966849/2019/05/10/wheeler-teemu-kivihalmes-possession-driving-shot-generating-game-should-fit-with-leafs/




Why post stuff we can not read unless we buy a subscription. 

Some of us have a subsciption.

No insult intended, but if we can't read it then don't post it here, as it's a waist of space. I don't have money to burn so i don't go to Tim Hortons, but if I do have spare coin I send it here as this is my Leaf news spot, and has been so, just about since the site opened.


There are lots of online sports sites now that aren't free. Even the Toronto Star is subscription now so should people not post links of articles they think are worth reading cause other people might not have subscriptions? Isn't the goal of this site to share info and discussions about the Leafs and hockey in general? If an article, paid or free can stimulate more conversations I am all for it.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 14, 2019, 02:39:36 PM
No insult intended, but if we can't read it then don't post it here, as it's a waist of space.

This forum doesn't operate on a limited amount of posts per day, so I don't really see the issue. Some people have Athletic subs and I'm sure they appreciate stories being shared.
I have an Athletic subscription and I absolutely do want people to post references and links to Athletic articles.  If there's content here I have no interest in or use for, for instance  the posts and opinions from certain individuals, I merely ignore them.  That's what virtually anybody does.  Honestly, it's not complicated.
Title: Re: Leafs sign LHD Teemu Kivihalme to one year ELC
Post by: louisstamos on May 14, 2019, 02:41:51 PM
This conversation now has me looking for a belt with the Solar System printed (https://www.cattamarra.com/products/solar-system-negro) on it.

It's space around your waist!

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