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11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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The guy in the radio was jumping through the roof because of that goal.

I'm expecting a video!
It was an absolutely beauty indeed. Made Ristolainen look like a clown and scored with a nice wrister. There should be videos soon.

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11-15-2012, 02:24 PM
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nice goal!

http://www.nelonenpro.fi/j%C3%A4%C3%...a-tps-15112012

there's the highlights.. Lehkonen's goal is about 55 seconds in

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11-15-2012, 02:25 PM
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Nice goal today. Ristolainen looked pretty bad in that one

Here's the highlights (not sure if its working outside Finland): http://www.nelonenpro.fi/j%C3%A4%C3%...deo&vid=292055

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11-15-2012, 02:26 PM
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It seems Ristolainen should be around 2nd round as well sarcasm

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11-15-2012, 02:30 PM
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It seems Ristolainen should be around 2nd round as well sarcasm
Why do you say that? Yes he did get schooled on that play but I think he's a solid 1st rounder and one play doesn't change that

EDIT: oops, ******* sarcasm


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11-15-2012, 02:47 PM
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It's not because of this one bad play but I haven't been overly impressed with Ristolainen. He's big and pretty physical and can skate and move the puck, but his decision making seems questonable to me sometimes (For excample when he plays the body when he should play the puck or vice versa). I see him as a first round pick but not top ten like some others. Obviously still a good prospect for sure.

And after all, I'm far from a professional scout, so what would I know.

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11-15-2012, 05:37 PM
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Why do you say that? Yes he did get schooled on that play but I think he's a solid 1st rounder and one play doesn't change that

EDIT: oops, ******* sarcasm
Got you!

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11-20-2012, 04:59 PM
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Scored today against his hometown team in a 7-3 loss to TPS Turku. Was 1+0, +2 and summed TOI of 20.03.

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11-20-2012, 05:14 PM
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Scored today against his hometown team in a 7-3 loss to TPS Turku. Was 1+0, +2 and summed TOI of 20.03.
Those are some pretty amazing numbers on that kind of game

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11-21-2012, 10:57 AM
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Those are some pretty amazing numbers on that kind of game
Lockout players Koivu and Korpikoski where a little more visible in that game though.

Surprisingly Lehkonen seems to have a bit of a two way game to his game style for such a small forward, third best +/- in his team (2nd forward).

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11-27-2012, 03:06 PM
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Great numbers for such a young/small kid in a mens league.

Seems like he's really flying under the radar?

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11-30-2012, 01:09 PM
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0+1 today against Ilves. Gave an absolutely ridiculous saucer pass in 0-2 goal to give Sakari Salminen a breakaway.

27GP 8+11=19, 117S +10, 8PIM

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11-30-2012, 01:30 PM
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0+1 today against Ilves. Gave an absolutely ridiculous saucer pass in 0-2 goal to give Sakari Salminen a breakaway.

27GP 8+11=19, 117S +10, 8PIM
http://www.katsomo.fi/?progId=156515

Nice saucer indeed.

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12-11-2012, 07:07 AM
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Want to know more about potential first round pick Artturi Lehkonen?

With all the attention on Barkov and Ristolainen this guy is flying under radar for North American posters. Artturi Lehkonen is smallish 5'11 and 159lbs winger foward who is quite late born 2013 draftee so he is still potentially growing.He's playing on the top line with NYR Derek Stepan in his senior club which is one of the best teams in FEL.

I would describe him as european version of Zach Parise(playing style). This guy just competes very hard in every shift and has very good work ethic. He isn't offense only player. He is good in the defensive zone and he is used as PK specialist in finnish junior national teams. Offensively i would describe him as sneaky player. He's full of suprises in the offensive zone. He's as dangerous without the puck than with it. Reads very well if the defenders goes out of the position and takes full advantages off those mistakes. Has excellent shot, speed, vision.

He's definety an goal scorer. He's good at putting the pucks from the rebounds and deflections. He can snipe it or deke it. He is very versatile goal scorer. Offensively i see alot of Selänne(again playing style) in him aswell. How effectively he shoots, how he skates past defenders and how sneaky they are. Lehkonen was best scorer on U18 WC as an underager and had most points in U20 tournament in sundsvall. But he's great playmaker aswell.

I like alot that Lehkonen is always on the game and never plays in the perimeter. Works on the dirty area and doesen't shy away anything or respect older players.

Currently listed as #13 in ISS for the draft and have quietly been consistent first rounder in most of the list. He will most likely play couple years in FEL after getting drafted but has excellent enviroment to develope.

His biggest flaw at the moment is his strength. He could end up as 6'0 very well. He plays alot bigger than he is. At times he seems to be too brave especially for his size. Right now he has to learn more about his physical limits to prevent injuries. Once he get stronger and physically more matured he can play the game which he plays right now.

ISS on Lehkonen:

"ISS Top 30 #13 Artturi Lehkonen Goal scorer, quick stick, nose for net. Strong work ethic & competes hard."

Current stats:

31GP 9G+12A=21Points which is enough for 2nd place in his team scoring. Derek Stepan has 4points in 12 games.

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http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/n...ash=4d93ca3103


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12-11-2012, 08:30 AM
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Great one as with Barkov, Thomast. Thanks for these.

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12-11-2012, 08:57 AM
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Great one as with Barkov, Thomast. Thanks for these.
Thanks alot!

Great clip from Lehkonen:



You can see his burning intensity from that clip. Lehkonen is 16 year old in that clip and barely 5'9 150lbs fighting against 6'7 225lbs physical former fringe NHL defenseman Kristian Kudroc at the boards. This guy just never gives up and is fearless.

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12-11-2012, 09:23 AM
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great video, thanks for sharing it, seems like he has an excellent competitive level and that's very important

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12-11-2012, 09:29 AM
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Thanks alot!

Great clip from Lehkonen:



You can see his burning intensity from that clip. Lehkonen is 16 year old in that clip and barely 5'9 150lbs fighting against 6'7 225lbs physical former fringe NHL defenseman Kristian Kudroc at the boards. This guy just never gives up and is fearless.
There's some SISU in this kid indeed, i think Hagman who is pissed off is pretty close comparison to Lehkonen(haven't watched him lately, waiting till U20 if he's selected even)?

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12-11-2012, 09:39 AM
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(haven't watched him lately, waiting till U20 if he's selected even)?
There's no way an SM-liiga first-liner and top-20 point scorer in whole league doesn't make the team.

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12-11-2012, 09:43 AM
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There's some SISU in this kid indeed, i think Hagman who is pissed off is pretty close comparison to Lehkonen(haven't watched him lately, waiting till U20 if he's selected even)?
Without injuries Lehkonen is lock for team Finland. I would compare him to Zach Parise if we look at their playing style. His favourite player in the NHL is Jeff Carter tho.

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12-11-2012, 01:53 PM
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Parise is good comparison but imo Parise is little more north-south type player. Lehkonen can score with he's shot, Parise is more of a garbage man with he's excellent timing and hands.

Lehkonen might become one in smaller rink though. Excited to see what he can do at WJCs.

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Parise is good comparison but imo Parise is little more north-south type player. Lehkonen can score with he's shot, Parise is more of a garbage man with he's excellent timing and hands.

Lehkonen might become one in smaller rink though. Excited to see what he can do at WJCs.
That is true that Zach Parise is more of North and South player like most North American players are. Artturi Lehkonen scores alot of garbage goals too, from rebounds and deflections. Artturi Lehkonen has very good hands aswell and is effective near the goal despite of his smallish stature. I've been saying that he's like european Zach Parise. Other thing what i like about Artturi Lehkonen aswell that he has scored alot of his international goals against big countries like sweden and canada in important times so he has bit of his clutchness aswell. Biggest reason for his production against top countries must be his compete level and staying out from the perimeter and fighting from every puck and rebound.

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Jarkko Ruutu knocks him down "Downie" style

Video: http://www.nelonenpro.fi/jääkiekko/s...a/media/512342

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Looks like a hit to the head. This would be Lehkonen's 2nd concussion this season. Guessing Ruutu will be suspended for a few games, that man has always been a moron on the ice and will never change.

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Looks like a hit to the head. This would be Lehkonen's 2nd concussion this season. Guessing Ruutu will be suspended for a few games, that man has always been a moron on the ice and will never change.
+ looks like a awfully late hit.

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