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12 minutes ago, DON said:

Devils advocate, seems like an easily tradable contract & player.

 I would agree, I couldn't see Arturri signing a longer term deal after his bad regular season.  Hard to determine what his worth is on a longer term deal, a lot of things to like, excellent skater, great attitude, hard worker, good checker and penalty killer, too bad his hands of stone prevent him from being so much more. 

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I am surprised that he signed this low. But really happy about it because it fits in the salary structure

 

Welcome back Arturi

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45 minutes ago, Habs Fan in Edmonton said:

 I would agree, I couldn't see Arturri signing a longer term deal after his bad regular season.  Hard to determine what his worth is on a longer term deal, a lot of things to like, excellent skater, great attitude, hard worker, good checker and penalty killer, too bad his hands of stone prevent him from being so much more. 

18g rookie year was a tease.:(

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I'm actually sorta surprised that he was still around last year, but he did have a good year.   He's fairly decent at numerous things  ex: checking, scoring SHG, but not very good at scoring on 5 on 5 etc.  Although he doesnt suck by any means, could Phoeling or somebody else be as good or better, because they'd be cheaper too.  Unfortunately for Lehks thats the issue. 

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On 7/31/2021 at 5:38 PM, DON said:

18g rookie year was a tease.:(

Who was he playing with back then? I can't remember that far back ...

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58 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

Who was he playing with back then? I can't remember that far back ...

Plekanec

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16 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

 If that’s right then it’s even odder…Pleks was no great playmaker

In 2016-17: 12:11 TOI (on 5v5), 9.5 shots/60, 10.64% shooting

In 2020-21: 11:00 TOI  8.0 shots/60, 7.25% shooting

 

The rookie season shooting percentage was likely unsustainable at 10.64%; 7.25% is low but not atrocious. He's taking 15% fewer shots/50, and in addition to that, he's getting 10% less 5-on-5 time, and instead playing on PK, where is far less likely to score.

 

The biggest factor is the drop in shooting percentage but 15% fewer shots/60 and 10% less 5-on-5 time make in impact.

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I am sure that he could have a 20g season if he played 3rd-line minutes instead of 4th-line/PK-specialist minutes.

From memory, I am almost certain he has a higher shooting rate playing RW than LW, just by the way he attacks the net and positions himself for rebounds and dirty goals.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

I am sure that he could have a 20g season if he played 3rd-line minutes instead of 4th-line/PK-specialist minutes.

From memory, I am almost certain he has a higher shooting rate playing RW than LW, just by the way he attacks the net and positions himself for rebounds and dirty goals.

 

His sophomore year, he had 12 goals in 66 games while averaging 16:29 per game (2nd line minutes).  A year later, he had 11 in 82 while playing 15:33 per game, low 2nd/high 3rd line minutes.  Even in 2019-20 he logged over 15 minutes a game and had just 13 goals in 70 games.

 

Lehkonen has been above fourth line minutes for the majority of his career and just can't score with enough consistency to justify the extra playing time.

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1 minute ago, dlbalr said:

 

His sophomore year, he had 12 goals in 66 games while averaging 16:29 per game (2nd line minutes).  A year later, he had 11 in 82 while playing 15:33 per game, low 2nd/high 3rd line minutes.  Even in 2019-20 he logged over 15 minutes a game and had just 13 goals in 70 games.

 

Lehkonen has been above fourth line minutes for the majority of his career and just can't score with enough consistency to justify the extra playing time.

when was he permanently shifted to LW?

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If he could just get a few more goals, the guy would be a total gem. He is an amazing forechecker and defender. Amazing player without the puck. 

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19 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

when was he permanently shifted to LW?

 

I'd say he has spent most of his career at LW; it is his natural position.  He has moved around interchangeably at times but I'd hazard a guess he has way more games at LW than RW.  The challenge with him on RW is that they already have Toffoli, Gallagher, Anderson, Caufield, and Armia as natural RW's.  Moving Lehkonen there would shift two of them to their off-wing and even then, he'd still be on the fourth line.

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42 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

I am sure that he could have a 20g season if he played 3rd-line minutes instead of 4th-line/PK-specialist minutes.

From memory, I am almost certain he has a higher shooting rate playing RW than LW, just by the way he attacks the net and positions himself for rebounds and dirty goals.

I look at 5-on-5 TOI when considering how players are used in terms of "lines" ... until this past regular season, AL had been top 9 in that stat every year with Habs (minimum 10 games played) ... he was 4th (19-20) and 7th (20-21) in his post season appearances ... IMO he just isn't more of a scorer than his historical 15g/82gm .

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Both Lehkonen & Armia are 30pt/yr guys. Maybe if all stars align they might be close to 20g in a year, but would be a career year.

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41 minutes ago, DON said:

Both Lehkonen & Armia are 30pt/yr guys. Maybe if all stars align they might be close to 20g in a year, but would be a career year.

So too is Byron ... so over $9 million ties up in those 9th/40th forwards ... all nice players but IMO, cap-wise, bad to all three.

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1 hour ago, DON said:

Both Lehkonen & Armia are 30pt/yr guys. Maybe if all stars align they might be close to 20g in a year, but would be a career year.

$6M for 30 points is steep

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42 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

$6M for 30 points is steep

Well $5.7m for 60points + key defensive play, is more correct and sounds way better.

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8 minutes ago, DON said:

Well $5.7m for 60points + key defensive play, is more correct and sounds way better.

he he he 😄 Alright, let's drink for a great 2021-2022 season for the twin-Fins

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7 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

he he he 😄 Alright, let's drink for a great 2021-2022 season for the twin-Fins

I have given up the evil liquor, but Go Finn contingent Go!

Maybe Ylonen can join em this season?

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2 hours ago, DON said:

I have given up the evil liquor, but Go Finn contingent Go!

Maybe Ylonen can join em this season?

I have high hopes for Ylonen.

 

I drink coffee in their honour , lots of coffee 

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8 hours ago, alfredoh2009 said:

I have high hopes for Ylonen.

 

I drink coffee in their honour , lots of coffee 

That is very Finnish indeed ...

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