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03-08-2012, 05:38 PM
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New finnish article on Leino

http://www.urheilulehti.fi/jaakiekko...-kompromisseja

Thought you guys might be interested in this, so I'm gonna try to translate the important pieces of it.

Leino obviously knows & acknowledges that the season has been a disappointment for him. He says that some reasons for it are the varying levels of responsibility (I'd assume he means playing time) he has gotten, playing on different system (than in Philadelphia, I once again assume), and the fact that he has been shuffled around the lines a lot.

Direct quote: "The hard(est) part in all of this has been the fact that I haven't been allowed to play my own game, and there hasn't even really been any possibility for that. I have had to make compromises, and for me making those compromises has been hard. However, I must keep my eye on the bigger picture.

It's only my first season in here, and I try to develop in this environment every day. Adversities can only make you stronger. Going through hardships makes you learn a lot more. I am confident that this will eventually become a good place for me"


So, I guess that in Philly he was given pretty free reign then, if he has to make compromises in Buffalo.

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I'm curious about what these things are that he's not allowed to do. Maybe he won't have to compromise next year after Ruff is fired.

Regardless I've liked his play more recently. He just needs to shoot the puck more much like Ennis needs to shoot more.

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He's very open, I'll give him that.

Don't know if it's a good idea. But we'll see.

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I've liked his game a lot lately. he's reminding me of 05-06 hecht. decent defensively, can make transition plays, pretty good along the wall. obviously has better passing skills. one thing: shoot the ****ing puck more please!!! there was one play tonight when he was leading a 3-2 carrying it up the middle and just lost the puck because the d cut off the passing lanes and he didn't take the open shot. ran out of room before he did anything.

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I can think of 27 million reasons for Leino to work through the adversity and make Buffalo a good place for himself.

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He doesn't get much PP time if he gets any at all. I assume he got a lot more important minutes in Philly playing with Hartnell and Briere then he gets now.

You've got to earn those minutes back Ville.

That being said, he's been very good as of late.

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He doesn't get much PP time if he gets any at all. I assume he got a lot more important minutes in Philly playing with Hartnell and Briere then he gets now.

You've got to earn those minutes back Ville.

That being said, he's been very good as of late.
Is that you, Lindy?

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Not allowed to play your game? What was the first 4 months of the season? Ruff's system was the reason for all the turnovers and nonchalance?? That was not your game? I'm thrown here

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I can think of 27 million reasons for Leino to work through the adversity and make Buffalo a good place for himself.
Each dollar he makes is a reason… I see what you did there

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Another offensively gifted player being ruined by "the system"

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Each dollar he makes is a reason… I see what you did there
How did?....who told?....damn you're quick!

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