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Robin Lehner Believes The NHL Season Is Over

from David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner is pessimistic the NHL season will resume.

In an interview with Swedish-based publication SportExpressen that was published online Thursday and translated to English, Lehner said he saw “a zero percent chance” the regular season and playoffs can be completed after the league’s pause because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“No, I don’t think it is possible to shut down and then run again when you have 100,000 cases of the coronavirus,” said Lehner, according to the translation. “Safety goes first. You can’t turn 180 degrees and start playing again. I see a zero percent chance that you can save this season. Now I hope that next season can start as usual in October.”


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Robin Lehner Traded To Vegas

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Robin Lehner Deserves A Long-Term Contract Somewhere

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

The Blackhawks should have a pretty good idea of their playoff chances by the time the trade deadline rolls around Feb. 24. They have a gruelling schedule in February, with all but three of their 14 games away from the United Center. But they’ve actually been a better team on the road than at home this season. Not including tonight’s game, they have 11 more games, eight of them on the road.

So the picture should become a little clearer in the coming weeks. If the Blackhawks are still in playoff contention, there’s no way they even think of trading Lehner. They might not be able to trade him even if they want to make a deal because as enticing as a top-tier goaltender would be for the playoffs, there are precious few teams that are playoff bound that need a goaltender. The Edmonton Oilers, who are getting good, but not great goaltending, are one of those teams. The last time they made a deadline deal to get a goalie was 2006 and it worked out pretty well. They made a deal for Dwayne Roloson, who carried them to the Stanley Cup final and might have won it for them had he not gotten hurt in Game 1 of the final.

Regardless of whether Lehner is dealt by the Blackhawks, it’s impossible to argue that he doesn’t deserve the long-term deal he was seeking from the New York Islanders over the summer. There have been a total of 37 goaltenders in the NHL who have played at least 60 games over the past two seasons and of those goalies, Lehner is second in save percentage to Ben Bishop.


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Morning Line- Robin Lehner

"It was a tough one, but way to battle together and get the two points."

-Robin Lehner, goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks after making 53 saves in a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Scott King at NHL.com has more on the game.

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Afternoon Line- Robin Lehner

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Evening Line- Justin Bourne On Robin Lehner/New York Islanders

This is a guy who’s yet to turn 28. This is a guy who was once a highly touted young goalie who struggled with issues unrelated to the game itself. He’s worked on addressing his mental health and resulting addiction (with medication and 15-months of sobriety to date), and is finally just now, just this past season, playing clear. There’s a real possibility he could be a great – not good, great – goaltender in the league for years to come....

What seemed to happen, at least partially, is that the Islanders – most specifically Lou Lamoriello – overthought themselves out of a good goaltender who openly loved Long Island and seemed all but dying to integrate himself into the community after having already ingratiated himself to the fans. It seems like the Islanders thought that having a Russian goaltender – that being Varlamov – could help them achieve some other goals they were after (which to me don’t seem like “win-now” goals).

-Justin Bourne of The Athetic where you can read more (paid) on this topic.

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Robin Lehner Heading To Chicago


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Video- Robin Lehner Awarded The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Moving acceptance speech.


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Robin Lehner On The Play Which Put Him In Concussion Protocol

from Steven Marcus of Newsday,

A source confirmed that Lehner, who is 20-11-5 and third in the NHL with a 2.19 goals against average, was placed on the league-mandated protocol for head-related injuries.  Lehner said he is “100 percent,’’ but anticipated a few more days of practice. Barry Trotz did not rule Lehner out of Thursday night's game with the Canadiens at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum....

As Lehner saw the incident,Tkachuk was barreling toward him. Brock Nelson chased Tkachuk from behind and Nelson’s stick touched Tkachuk’s back in a slight push.

“I think it's a joke because at the end of the day [Tkachuk] puts his trajectory towards me,’’ Lehner said. “No matter if [Nelson] is there pushing. It’s a battle, but is he taking the trajectory right towards me. He doesn't try to slow down. He doesn't try to move out of the way. Because, as I said, we all know he was going straight for me. There's no denying it and, again,  I'm not complaining about it. It's part of the game [but] maybe I need to brace myself next time and start using my blocker or use my stick and see what happens. But again, this is a problem around the league that a lot of goalies get run into like that.’’

Asked if he thinks the NHL should look into the matter, Lehner said, “You look around at all the different hits, all the different stuff, it's so inconsistent. I've seen plays where players are holding goalies’ pads and sitting on them and it's still a goal.  I don't think they [the NHL] really know what they're doing.’’


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Videos- Robin Lehner Injured Last Night

Robin Lehner injury, below, watch Barry Trotz on the goal and he does not really have an update on Lehner plus Brett Cyrgalis on the game and injury.

The NYI did win in a shootout.


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Quite The Comeback For Robin Lehner

from Andrew Gross of Newsday,

Robin Lehner never doubted he still could play hockey despite his battles with addiction and mental health issues. But he never envisioned his first season with the Islanders going this smoothly for him and so successfully for the team.

“No, I was in a very dark place,” said Lehner, nearly 10 months sober, after making 19 saves for his third shutout in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday afternoon at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum. “I didn’t see much in the future at one point. My family, my wife, my kids, this organization, everybody is helping me.”

Lehner, 27, who signed a one-year, $1.5-million deal after three seasons with the Sabres, improved to 15-7-3 and lowered his NHL-best goals-against average to 2.02. His save percentage of .930 is second in the league.

He went 14-26-9 with a 3.01 GAA and a .908 save percentage last season. His personal demons and the Sabres’ shaky defensive play torpedoed his strong start.

“The whole thing of my story, it happened and it was very unfortunate,” Lehner said. “I’m very lucky to be where I am now. We were struggling in Buffalo as a team. I was struggling, obviously, personally. But if you take away the last month and a half, which is all on me crashing, I think I played well. I did the best with what I had.


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Robin Lehner Facing His Issues

from Robin Lehner at The Atheltic,

The Meadows in Arizona helped map out my life and it was something I never had the courage to do. I always just suppressed things with substances, impulsive thoughts and behavior. The therapists went through my whole life and opened my eyes to what truly happened. For truly the first time, I found religion. I was baptized in Arizona during this time. This new faith is what helped me through. This was truly one of the best things that ever happened to me and I have to thank Pastor Greg for that.

Today, I am here a happy man that is, for the first time, trying to live in the moment, day-to-day.

The only way I was leaving those doors was when I was 100% certain that I was going to make it. I never want to make my family go through anything like that again. They deserve a dad and my wife, a real husband. If I felt I could not give them that, I wanted to die. I could not let happen what I did to my wife again. There was never domestic violence but the mental suffering over the years watching her husband killing himself slowly was brutal. When I was away, she was never sure I was going to come home.

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Robin Lehner Joins The New York Islanders

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Robin Lehner agreed to terms on a one-year contract. 

Lehner, 27, posted a 3.01 goals-against average with a .908 save percentage in 53 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Lehner's NHL career totals feature a 2.82 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 219 games with Buffalo and the Ottawa Senators. 

Ottawa selected Lehner in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He spent parts of four seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League and was named Playoff MVP after leading Binghamton to the 2011 Calder Cup Championship. Lehner posted a career year the following season, highlighted by an AHL-leading .938 save percentage and career-marks in wins (18) and goals-against average (2.12).  


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Monring Line- Robin Lehner

"Everything is predetermined against us, it's not to be sulking or anything. We're not where we want to be or anything like that. It's just how it is. It's just how it is. The Islanders are in a playoff spot, and it is what it is.

"We're one minute away from winning, 2-1, and we lose, 3-2."

"I know Toronto already made up their mind it was a goal before they shot the puck. It's just how it works in this league."

-Robin Lehner of the Buffalo Sabres on the situaton room reversing the call on the ice.  More from John Vogl of the Buffalo News.

Watch the goal below and the Buffalo News has a still picture of the goal too.

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A One-Year Contract Worth $4M For Robin Lehner In Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 25, 2017) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year contract worth $4 million.

Lehner (6’4”, 239 lbs., 7/24/1991) set new career highs in games played (59), wins (23) and shutouts (2) in 2017-18, while also ranking third in the league with 1,758 saves and turning in the ninth-best save percentage (.920) ever recorded by a Sabres goaltender with at least 40 appearances in a season. His .921 save percentage through two seasons with the Sabres ranks sixth among all NHL goaltenders with at least 50 games played during that span.

Since being selected by the Ottawa Senators in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, the Gothenburg, Sweden native has appeared in 166 career NHL games. In his seven NHL seasons with the Sabres and Senators, Lehner has logged a 58-71-26 record with a .918 save percentage and a 2.76 goals-against average.

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Video- Robin Lehner With The Save Of The Night

Possibly the save of the year too.  The save was in OT and the video also contains the game winning OT goal by Buffalo.



Below, Carey Price made two key saves near the end of regulation to force OT.

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Video- Robin Lehner Get Pulled

Gave up 3 goals in a little over 9 minutes in the 2nd period.


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Saturday Headlines: On Drouin, Shattenkirk, Yandle and All-Star voting

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for a young player with a comparable contract in return for Jonathan Drouin, which is why Robby Fabbri's name is making the rounds;
  • Kevin Shattenkirk's name is on the market because St. Louis was going to send him to Columbus for Ryan Johansen, and he may still be available as the Blues look to add offense;
  • Keith Yandle is probably going to be traded because the Rangers won't re-sign him as a free agent;
  • The All-Star Game may include a "quiet meeting" about expansion, but no vote by the Board of Governors;
  • Jakub Kindl is on waivers and the Red Wings are cap-crunched due to Johan Franzen's LTIR issue and Kyle Quincey's $4.25 million salary coming back on Monday, and it's 50-50 as to whether Kindl might be claimed;
  • Friedman reports that the NHL may change All-Star voting to allow fans to pick captains or issue a list of candidates from which the fans can pick All-Stars;
  • Cox states that William Nylander is on a slow but steady return process from a concussion suffered at the World Juniors;
  • And Robin Lehner should return to the Buffalo Sabres next week:

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Sabres lose Lehner

Robin Lehner left the Senators-Sabres game with a lower-body injury:

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Oh boy, off-season power rankings!

I have little time for power rankings, but for those of you who are interested in such lists, Sportsnet's Luke Fox penned a list of rankings based upon NHL teams' offseason moves or the lack thereof:

1. Edmonton Oilers: Any off-season that begins with Connor McDavid should be half decent. But it's what happened before the draft (but after the lottery) — securing a bona fide GM in Peter Chiarelli and head coach in Todd McLellan — that should give the Oilers faithful the most hope. Chiarelli wasted no time addressing the team's weaknesses in net (Cam Talbot) and along the blueline (Andrej Sekera). Mark Letestu is a wise depth signing, and playing hardball with Justin Schultz shows the new-look Oilers are to be taken seriously. Also: Their new alternate sweaters look sick.

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2. Dallas Stars: Trader Jim went after it again, this time landing Patrick Sharp from the Blackhawks, goalie Antti Niemi from San Jose, and inking Johnny Oduya in free agency. An already loaded offence just got scarier. “We have as good a team on paper as anybody in the league," says Tyler Seguin.

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3. Buffalo Sabres: Landing franchise pivot Jack Eichel in the draft immediately puts the Sabres in the upper ranks here, but the trades for Robin Lehner and Ryan O'Reilly have instilled faith that GM Tim Murray — aggressive in pursuit of his targets even if he doesn't always land them (McDavid, Babcock) — is rebuilding the right way. Nice opportunity for Dan Bylsma to get his coaching career back on track with low expectations.

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Fox continues, and if there was any doubt that these rankings are arbitrary...

20. Detroit Red Wings: Bad news: Try as they did, the Red Wings lost Mike Babcock. Good news: They had coach Jeff Blashill waiting in the, er, wings (sorry). Re-signing Gustav Nyquist for a fair price and hiring help from veterans Mike Green (too expensive at $6 million per season) and Brad Richards shows fans that the playoff aspirations won't die with Babcock's departure.

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Three-Year Contract For Robin Lehner In Ottawa

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a three-year contract.

Lehner, 23, set a new career high in playing 36 National Hockey League games last season while establishing a new personal best in victories with a record of 12-15-6. He also set a personal and franchise high with 53 saves in a 5-4 shootout setback to the N.Y. Islanders on Nov. 1, and then became the first goaltender in franchise history to face greater than 50 shots in one game and earn a victory in a 5-4 shootout win over the Blues on Feb. 4 in St. Louis, which was ultimately the first shootout win of his NHL career.

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Sens Goalie Prospect Has A Night He May Want To Forget

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra,

So much for the calmer, cooler, less controversial Robin Lehner.

The Ottawa Senators’ 20-year-old goaltending prospect, who has kept a lower profile with the Binghamton Senators this season following a series of colourful events during the 2010-11 campaign, is now staring at the possibility of a lengthy suspension after losing his cool in a fight-filled 6-2 loss to Syracuse on Saturday.

Lehner left his crease to get involved in a brawl and removed his mask in an attempt to fight Syracuse goaltender Jeff Deslauriers. Lehner then wrestled with officials when they tried to intervene. After Lehner was thrown out of the game and escorted off the ice, he returned.

continued and here’s the video evidence…

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2011 World Junior Hockey Championships Preview

Well that time of year has arrived again!
No, not Santa Claus bringing home the goods.
No, this is better, well at least for one international hockey team that can wrest World Junior Hockey Gold from its opponents.
I’d love to hear any predictions on who will win gold.
In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great holiday season with their loved ones!

Group A:
Head Coach: Keith Allain
Key Players: Chris Kreider, Nick Leddy, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Bourque
Last Years Result: Gold Medal Win over Canada

Head Coach: Jost Richard
Key Players: Nino Niederreiter, Benjamin Conz, Sven Bartschi, Inti Pestoni
Last Year’s Result: Lost to Sweden in the Bronze Medal Game

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News and Notes from Europe

Hello readers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the hockey season and are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season! Remember the holidays mean the World Junior Hockey Championships are just around the corner, beginning on Boxing Day!

Now, some news and notes from various European leagues.

On the subject of the World Juniors, Team Sweden is hoping that the Edmonton Oilers will release Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson for the tournament. The Swedish rookie has collected 9 points in 25 games this year, while currently riding a three game point streak. However, the Oilers have already stated that they have no plans for releasing the talented winger for the tournament. On the bright side for Sweden, they do have the Ottawa Senators blue chip goalie prospect; Robin Lehner on their training camp roster, as well as the Phoenix Coyotes young defensive phenom; Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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