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02-05-2010, 10:58 AM
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Robin Lehner - The next Lundqvist?

With his incredible success in the OHL this year, do we, the Ottawa Senators fans finally have a Goaltender Prospect worth looking forward to?

He was the highest ranked European Goalie in the 2009 draft and Ottawa picked him up 46th overall, which is almost insulting to a player of his skill, size, and potential.

He has been tearing up the OHL this year with a 17-9-0-3 record, and is currently tied for the league lead in shutouts with 4. He has an impressive 2.79 GAA and a .916 save percentage, and has received many goaltender of the week awards through-out the season.

He is the son and the product of one of the best Goaltender coaches in Sweden; Michael Lehner. His father is most known for his development and coaching of NHL star Henrik Lundqvist, the undoubtable starter for the powerful Swedes in the upcoming Olympics.

He has been described as a scary opponent to play against due to his intimidating size which he uses to the best of his ability. At 6'4 he covers a ton of the space in the net and has been given the nickname "Real-Estate," by his teammates and coaches in the Soo.

He is most known for his high intensity on the ice, which has lead him to being compared to having a Canadian Personality. Known to be very hard on himself he spends many hours of the day in the Gym and on the Ice to improve himself as a hockey play and as a human being.


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With our record with goalies, I'm happy to see that we've got more prospects in the pipeline.

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6 foot 4 is awesome for a goalie, sounds promising

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Were hoping man, really hoping.

His play in the O as an 18 year has been impressive and something to look out for. That said, goalie prospects are a crap shoot and he may never make an NHL career. People said he may be above junior hockey right now and he really hasnt done anything to make your think otherwise, atleast hes backed it up. That Soo team is not very good either and were the last place team in the O last year.

He'll be Swedens starter at the WJC next year so itll be fun to watch. Perhaps starting in Bingo?

Just gotta hope.

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Just the next Lundqvist?

It's good to see we're tempering our expectations.

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02-05-2010, 11:13 AM
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Just the next Lundqvist?

It's good to see we're tempering our expectations.
LOL.

No one is saying, the next Tommy Salo?

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02-05-2010, 11:14 AM
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The fact that he has pretty solid numbers on a garbage Soo team speaks volumes for this guy...

I wonder if he'll be staying in the OHL next year or whether Murray wants him in the AHL...

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The fact that he has pretty solid numbers on a garbage Soo team speaks volumes for this guy...

I wonder if he'll be staying in the OHL next year or whether Murray wants him in the AHL...
Im pretty sure that he'll be in the AHL. Sens brass thought about putting him in Bingo during training camp, but figured the OHL would be a better fit to acclimate him to the NA style of game since he was only 18.

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Cautious optimism people! Don't get too overhyped, he's still got a long way to go. His dad was a goaltending coach for Lundqvist though, so I'm sure they both have a similar style of play. I'm hoping he can spend the next few years in Bingo and help give them solid goaltending and if he can do that then move him up to the big club as the back up and see what happens there. There is no guarantee he ever makes it to the NHL, more promising prospects have burnt out way before their projected potential.

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With his incredible success in the OHL this year, do we the Ottawa Senators fans finally have a Goaltender Prospect he can be looking forward to.
That Elliott guy wasn't too bad...

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I didn't know how good his stats are. I saw him in goal for the all star game a while back and was gonna check his stats, but forgot.

Very impressive. Then again, in the preseason he was a beast in goal.

Looking good so far.

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Im pretty sure that he'll be in the AHL. Sens brass thought about putting him in Bingo during training camp, but figured the OHL would be a better fit to acclimate him to the NA style of game since he was only 18.
Good point, forgot about that. Playing in the AHL will be good for him next year in a backup role. A little less pressure on him...

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Heres to hoping, but we shouldn't put to many expectations on him. After all we are the Senators and we've never had a good home grown goalie.

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Heres to hoping, but we shouldn't put to many expectations on him. After all we are the Senators and we've never had a good home grown goalie.
Welcome to the Brian Murray era.

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rofl

If he makes the NHL as a regular, that's a good draft pick. Seriously. Temper your expectations, as the guy above said.

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Wouldn't it be neat if the 67s traded for Lehner for the playoffs? Anything is possible, get-er-done Killer.

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Heres to hoping, but we shouldn't put to many expectations on him. After all we are the Senators and we've never had a good home grown goalie.
Emery is a legit #1 who took the team to the SCF.

Elliott is looking ok, though it's still very early.

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Just the next Lundqvist?

It's good to see we're tempering our expectations.
Then when he has a bad game here or in Bingo, he'll be the next Mike Bales.

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If he hadn't been third string at the WJC and had his confidence/practice schedule hurt because of it, his numbers would be a whole lot better. He admitted recently barely being back on track now.

This kid is great. We can all only hope that he continues his development in the AHL soon.

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Heres to hoping, but we shouldn't put to many expectations on him. After all we are the Senators and we've never had a good home grown goalie.
Do Elliott and Emery not count anymore?

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Wouldn't it be neat if the 67s traded for Lehner for the playoffs? Anything is possible, get-er-done Killer.
I'm alsmost 100% certain that the OHL trade deadline passed a couple of weeks ago...

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I'm alsmost 100% certain that the OHL trade deadline passed a couple of weeks ago...
You are correct.

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The next King Henrik or the white Emery, I know which I prefer. I think we should stick to him being the first Robin Lehner instead of the next Lundqvist. Developing a goalie is hard enough without putting pressure like that on him.

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Emery is a legit #1 who took the team to the SCF.

Elliott is looking ok, though it's still very early.
Emery was not a number 1 with the Sens. We had nothing else to offer.

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Do Elliott and Emery not count anymore?
While Emery was good for us he was by no means a number one. He is also no longer with us. I like Elliott recently, but during our Western Conference road trip people were calling for him to be waived or sent to the minors. We've never had THAT goalie. The one that we can develop and have be our starter for many years.

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