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04-01-2013, 02:07 AM
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Thanks for the informative response. Things are starting to make more sense now. It's interesting how two people can see the same player and think somewhat different things. I'm probably biased from watching junior hockey, where it's so common to see a prospect do something fancy and think to yourself "Yeah, he won't be able to do that in the NHL". As I result, I tend to get overexcited by young players who play a "simple" game and put up points without really thinking that the simplicity of their game may stem from a comparative lack of creativity rather than maturity.

I should have realized earlier that Lehkonen's stats would be inflated by playing with the SM-Liiga's leading scorer. For what it's worth, after looking at the game-by-game, 27% of Lehkonen's points were "co-scored" with Salminen.

Note: by co-scored I mean the points were one of the following:

1) A goal scored by Lehkonen on which Salminen assisted
2) A goal scored by Salminen on which Lehkonen assisted
3) A goal on which both Lehkonen and Salminen assisted

One final question, would you consider Nazem Kadri a good comparable for Teravainen(in terms of style)?

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