Thread: Confirmed with Link: Leino signs with Buffalo, 6 years $27M
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07-01-2011, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BloFan4Life View Post
Not that he was the center position but he acted like the center in the offensive zone. I watched the vid and this is what he said. "In Philly's system he was the guy down low in the Hartnell-Briere line. Ville strength is hanging on to puck and that fits our system with the D an joining the rush. Buys the extra seconds and has very good sideways movement. Gets in paint to score dirty goals."
Not really. Briere mostly played center. Maybe every now and then Leino would do that, but it wasn't anywhere close to being the norm. He was most noticeable on the wing dishing passes.

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