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06-30-2013, 06:14 PM
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Who did tsn compare him to and what did it say for his NHL eta?

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Another smallish skilled forward. It's where DLR and McCarron make life for them easier.

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Does sound a bit like Collberg... another value pick for the spot in the draft. Can't complain... even if there are other players I'm more familiar with and liked better only from familiarity, you can't really argue when you're obviously getting skill value that is above the draft pick slot.

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kept refreshing to see how long it would take for you to make this one lol


is he 5'9 or 5'11 ? RDS contradicting themselves
5'11 and growing.

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I really don't know about this pick. Whats his upside? Top6 I hope?

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Who did tsn compare him to and what did it say for his NHL eta?
Button compared him to Patrick Elias just now. I've heard him compared to Gallagher in the way they're skilled, small but fearless. Lehkonen will drive the net.

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what's his upside/skill level compared to Collberg/Hudon/Kristo et al.

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There is picture where he is measured at the combine. It was about 5'11.5.

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I really don't know about this pick. Whats his upside? Top6 I hope?
His upside is huge, he can compete older bigger player about know and put nice numbers.

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From the same city and same team as Saku!
Clearly the second coming!

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He's 5'11'', not that small.

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what's his upside/skill level compared to Collberg/Hudon/Kristo et al.
Of these, I think Kristo is the closest, more sense and maybe a slight bit more grit and less high end speed. Lehkonen could end up the biggest though when all is said and done.

Collberg is still the best pure sniper of this group though.

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Great pick.

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I really don't know about this pick. Whats his upside? Top6 I hope?
Definitely. He is top-6 or bust. Absolutely no other NHL role except top-6. Very skilled but very weak. Plays like a bigger man though, and doesn't shy away from contact. He had some concussion issues after being headhunted by Jarkko Ruutu.




Here's a highlight video of his skills:


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I think this guy is Lehkonen



Edit: aand late

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Good pick, finally someone with some kind of offensive game. Don't mind De La Rose at all, not sure how I feel about Fucale's selection, although I'm leaning on not hating it. Still would've prefered Zykov over McCarron at this point, that kid has character AND a nice shot.

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06-30-2013, 06:22 PM
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The biggest issue with him is that he's weak. It doesn't stop him but he definitely needs to bulk up, and he's a higher risk with that than Collberg, who has strong legs.

I believe he has the work ethic to make it though, and time is on his size.

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I think this guy is Lehkonen



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Damn. Thats one tall lady.

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I've heard him compared to Gallagher in the way they're skilled, small but fearless. Lehkonen will drive the net.
That's actually a very good comparison.

BTW I've been following his career since he was like 10 years old. I also used to go to summer hockey camps ran by his father, when I played junior hockey.

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That's actually a very good comparison.

BTW I've been following his career since he was like 10 years old. I also used to go to summer hockey camps ran by his father, when I played junior hockey.
Sweet

Tells us more about him. NHL potential?

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I like the potential of this pick. On the small size, but the skill is definately there. Interesting.

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That's actually a very good comparison.

BTW I've been following his career since he was like 10 years old. I also used to go to summer hockey camps ran by his father, when I played junior hockey.
Heard Cammalleri as well.

Fun project, would have taken Carrier though

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Thanks to our Finnish friends for the info! I'm more at ease with this pick now.

We haven't drafted ''big'' names (except Fucale) but this is generally when Timmins surprises us. We can't expect to draft the well known guys with late picks after all.

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Also after taking Hudon and Bozon last year, the Habs again mine my mock draft list by taking Lehkonen in the 2nd...

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Thanks to our Finnish friends for the info! I'm more at ease with this pick now.

We haven't drafted ''big'' names (except Fucale) but this is generally when Timmins surprises us. We can't expect to draft the well known guys with late picks after all.
JDLR and Lehkonen were both projected to be late first rounders in most mocks. The 7th and 9th ranked European based players respectively.

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