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01-28-2013, 04:05 AM
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If Jori is signed, a KHL-clause has to be added. He has failed in NA once, and he will probably fail again if he comes over. And there's a simple reason for that. His feet and hands are good and would be excellent in NHL also, but his head isn't. Simply, when the games get tougher and faster decisions etc are needed, Lehterä simply disappears.

To back up my words:
KHL regural season: 121. 39+66=105, 0.87PPG (very good)

But.

KHL playoffs: 18. 0+3=3, 0.17PPG
World Championships: 5. 0+0=0, 0.00PPG
EHT: 18. 0+8=8, 0.44PPG

He has all the skill in the world what comes to skating, stickhandling etc, but when he isn't given enough time to use his skills, he disappears. And in NA, the game is in that sense very different from Europe - and that's why Jori Lehterä will never be a regural in the NHL.

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