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Lehkonen is the best winger in MTL

Created by: Poehling
Initial Creation Date: Apr 23, 2019
Published: Apr 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm
Team: 2018-19 Montreal Canadiens
Team Explanation
Lehkonen is the best complete winger in MTL, & there’s nothing you can do about it :)
Buyouts
  • Steve Mason: $1,366,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Max Pacioretty: $450,000 (10%)
  • Marco Scandella: $2,000,000 (50%)
Buried
  • Karl Alzner: $3,600,000 ($4,625,000)
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MTL
MTL
CBJ
MTL
MTL
ARI
CHI
EDM
MTL
WPG
2020
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
WPG
MTL
MTL
MTL
2021
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
MTL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
28$79,500,000$76,499,642$0$3,107,500$3,000,358
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MTL
Drouin, Jonathan
$5,500,000
LW
UFA - 5
MTL
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 4
MTL
Gallagher, Brendan
$3,750,000
RW
UFA - 3
MTL
Tatar, Tomas
$4,800,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
MTL
Domi, Max
$3,150,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
MTL
Weise, Dale
$2,350,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
MTL
Peca, Matthew
$1,300,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$3,083,333
C
UFA - 3
MTL
Armia, Joel
$1,850,000
RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Byron, Paul
$1,166,667
LW, RW
UFA - 1
MTL
Weal, Jordan
$1,750,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
MTL
Deslauriers, Nicolas
$950,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
MTL
Lehkonen, Artturi
$839,166
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Thompson, Nate
$1,650,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
MTL
Hudon, Charles
$650,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
MTL
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 3
MTL
Poehling, Ryan
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Benn, Jordie
$1,100,000
LD
UFA - 1
MTL
Weber, Shea
$7,857,143
RD
UFA - 8
MTL
Price, Carey
$10,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 8
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$900,000
LD
UFA - 1
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$5,500,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
MTL
Niemi, Antti
$950,000
G
UFA - 1
MTL
Mete, Victor
$748,333
LD
RFA - 2
MTL
Juulsen, Noah
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
MTL
Lindgren, Charlie
$750,000
G
UFA - 3
MTL
Reilly, Mike
$725,000
LD
UFA - 1
MTL
Folin, Christian
$650,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Apr 23, 2019 at 3:29
#1
GM Hockeysaurus Rex
Joined: Jul 2016
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Tatar might be asking for some attention lol scoring, defending well.. he is complete package too. But I agree that Lehkonen is really underrated. Hope he picks up point totals so everybody can start noticing.
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Apr 23, 2019 at 4:01
#2
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 16,675
Likes: 4,330
I don't know what this obsession with you and Lehkonen is?

I think you misunderstand "complete" with plays hard every game and is defensively sound. I don't think anyone whose seen him play can deny him of that. He is a very good 200 ft player that gives 110% just about every game. He is however incredibly bad at finishing plays off and his shot is wildly inaccurate at the most inopportune time.

Lehkonen will never be a top 6 player. That is pretty clear to anyone who is not bias but he can be a really good top 9 guy. Which is perfectly fine by me.

Saying he is the most complete player is borderline asinine when a comparable with the same attributes as Lehkonen has but better in the offensive categories exists: Brendan GALLAGHER is the most complete Habs winger and its not even close.
Apr 23, 2019 at 4:06
#3
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,234
Likes: 339
Quoting: F50marco
I don't know what this obsession with you and Lehkonen is?

I think you misunderstand "complete" with plays hard every game and is defensively sound. I don't think anyone whose seen him play can deny him of that. He is a very good 200 ft player that gives 110% just about every game. He is however incredibly bad at finishing plays off and his shot is wildly inaccurate at the most inopportune time.

Lehkonen will never be a top 6 player. That is pretty clear to anyone who is not bias but he can be a really good top 9 guy. Which is perfectly fine by me.

Saying he is the most complete player is borderline asinine when a comparable with the same attributes as Lehkonen has but better in the offensive categories exists: Brendan GALLAGHER is the most complete Habs winger and its not even close.


Sorry, Gallgher is amazing and hustles harder than anyone, but I might feel the need to make a case for Danault as the most complete. He had the same number of points as Gallagher, was Julien's most trusted centre all season AND can play all forward positions.
Apr 23, 2019 at 4:39
#4
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 16,675
Likes: 4,330
Quoting: HabsRafiki
Sorry, Gallgher is amazing and hustles harder than anyone, but I might feel the need to make a case for Danault as the most complete. He had the same number of points as Gallagher, was Julien's most trusted centre all season AND can play all forward positions.


*Winger* - if we're taking centers into consideration than yeah Danault probably takes it for me also.

Edit: There is no such thing as a center who can't play wing so its only assumed when taking into consideration that its only wingers and not centers. Things change drastically from winger to center so the inverse can't be said about the other.
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Apr 23, 2019 at 6:35
#5
Thread Starter
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 3,637
Likes: 1,013
Quoting: F50marco
I don't know what this obsession with you and Lehkonen is?

I think you misunderstand "complete" with plays hard every game and is defensively sound. I don't think anyone whose seen him play can deny him of that. He is a very good 200 ft player that gives 110% just about every game. He is however incredibly bad at finishing plays off and his shot is wildly inaccurate at the most inopportune time.

Lehkonen will never be a top 6 player. That is pretty clear to anyone who is not bias but he can be a really good top 9 guy. Which is perfectly fine by me.

Saying he is the most complete player is borderline asinine when a comparable with the same attributes as Lehkonen has but better in the offensive categories exists: Brendan GALLAGHER is the most complete Habs winger and its not even close.


Gallagher doesn’t have speed & is bad defensively/positioning. But Gallagher’s a great winger. And Lehkonen have a good shot, he just have no finish. He needs to find that finish, I believe in him. He might not turn to a top6 winger, but I hope he puts 20 goals ~45 points a season just to shut the mouth to those saying : Hudon is better than Lehkonen
Apr 23, 2019 at 7:42
#6
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 182
Likes: 35
He’s the best mtl winger in the neutral zone. Agressive, he’s constantly in the puck holder’s face causing several turn overs.

But having limited talent finishing plays is a bit problematic, especially for a winger whose role in the offensive zone is to stand close to the net.

Do we need to compare him to Tatar or Drouin? It’s like comparing Domi vs Danault, Weber vs Petry. IMO the player he has to look at and think he can be is Andrew Shaw.
Apr 23, 2019 at 8:23
#7
Thread Starter
Joined: Dec 2018
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Likes: 1,013
Quoting: GO_HABS_GO
He’s the best mtl winger in the neutral zone. Agressive, he’s constantly in the puck holder’s face causing several turn overs.

But having limited talent finishing plays is a bit problematic, especially for a winger whose role in the offensive zone is to stand close to the net.

Do we need to compare him to Tatar or Drouin? It’s like comparing Domi vs Danault, Weber vs Petry. IMO the player he has to look at and think he can be is Andrew Shaw.


Yep
 
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