JORI LEHTERA NEWS

Blues add center depth to already formidable lineup

There are a lot of great teams in the Western Conference, and it has been that way for much of the salary-cap era. In the past three seasons, no team in the West has won more regular-season games than the St. Louis Blues. Only the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have won more in the NHL. The Blues have famously had very little success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs during this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good And Bad Moves In The Off-Season

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, Here’s a look at the best and the worst of hockey’s off-season: The Best St. Louis Blues The key here is that they added a potential No. 1 centre in Stastny, hurting a division rival — the Colorado Avalanche — in the process. In the tight Central Division, a move like that could make all the difference. Add KHL veteran...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s in store for Magnus Paajarvi?

Magnus Paajarvi had a pretty rough 2013-14. He tallied six goals and six assists over the course of 55 games and missed significant time due to injuries. Heading into 2014-15, Paajarvi’s role with the Blues is mostly undefined due to the Blues bringing in additional depth up front. What’s in store for him this season? For Paajarvi, it’s all going to come down to training camp...
Via Frozen Notes
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Offseason Winners: The St. Louis Blues

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports The Central Division of the Western Conference is arguably the strongest in the NHL – it is home to 5 teams (out of its 7 members) who competed in last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, which represents more than any other division in the NHL. But don’t be surprised if history repeats itself next season. So far this summer, those teams from the Central...
Via The Sideline
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brenden Morrow signs with Tampa Bay

The Brenden Morrow era in St. Louis has come to an end. The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Morrow to a one-year, $1.55 million contract. It was clear Morrow was on his way out well before the Blues signed Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera, but those deals only confirmed that there wouldn’t be room for Morrow in St. Louis in 2014-15. Morrow deal with TB: $1.55 M — Pierre LeBrun...
Via Frozen Notes
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

KHL less threatening than ever to NHL

The numbers don’t really add up, but they say an awful lot about the global hockey landscape right now. Petri Kontiola’s new one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is worth $1.1 million — a tidy sum until you factor in that he paid a little more than $600,000 to orchestrate his exit from the Russian-based KHL. As a result, he’ll essentially be playing for less than...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Division Getting Stronger

#488494273 / gettyimages.com The NHL Central Division sent five teams to the playoffs and were the only division in hockey that had all teams finish the season over .500. With that said, you could surely make the argument that it’s the best division in hockey and that division just may be getting stronger. With the Pacific Division sending at least three teams to the playoffs...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Two big questions remain for the St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues addressed a glaring issue when they signed both Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera. The team’s offense looks the best its looked in years and the Blues finally have depth down the middle of the ice. While there will probably be some additional tinkering with the forwards (Berglund trade, anyone?), fans should be confident with the names on the roster. The Blues...
Via Frozen Notes
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues come to terms with Finnish center Jori Lehtera on two-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues opened the free agency period by signing center Jori Lehtera, their third-round draft pick in 2008, to a two-year contract. Lehtera, 26, has yet to play in the NHL. The Finland native spent the past four seasons in Russia's KHL, including the past three years with Novosibirsk Sibir. He was a teammate and linemate of Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Sign 2008 Draft Pick Lehtera by   Colin Fitts

  Jori Lehtera is a nice insurance signing for the Blues. Drafted by the Blues in 2008. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014 For their first move of the day, the St. Louis Blues elected to sign someone already in their system. Center Jori Lehtera was signed to a two-year deal by the club. Lehtera was drafted by the [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lokomotiv Team Remembered

Today marks the two year anniversary of the tragic accident which took so many lives from the hockey world.   Lokomotiv 7.9 RIP pic.twitter.com/lWE91JPqCZ — Jori Lehtera (@Lempaalanpoika) September 7, 2013
Via Kukla's Korner
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera’s decision to stay in KHL is big missed opportunity for Blues

While many St. Louis Blues fans are hoping that general manager Doug Armstrong is able to find a sniper who can find the back of the net, others, such as this gentleman writing this column, feel that the team’s biggest need is a play-making center. Unfortunately, play-making centers are not easy to come by and are often quite expensive, especially in a free agency year where the...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera signs a deal to stay in the KHL

St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera has made his decision. The Blues' third-round selection in the 2008 NHL Draft has decided to stay in the KHL by signing a two-year deal with HC Sibir Novosibirsk, as reported by Andy Strickland.  There was some belief that Lehtera might try to make the jump to the NHL for the 2013-14 season, giving the Blues another option up the middle...
Via Frozen Notes
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

He (Doesn't) Shoot, He Scores!

After months of being locked out, the NHL is finally almost ready to resume play. For those puckheads who can't wait until Saturday, here is some hot ice action from Mother Russia and the KHL All Star game where Jori Lehtera shows off during the shoot-out contest.  Normally players like to take their best whack at the puck, but the Finnish centerman goes a different route...
Via The Slanch Report
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Unbelievable KHL All-Star Penalty Shot

Jori Lehtera put an end to the “you miss 100% of the shots you never take” motivational garbage. Lehtera took a gamble and scored on goaltender Rastislav Staňa during the 2013 KHL All-Star Game in Chelyabinsk on Sunday without even shooting the puck. Watch the video and imagine how foolish Rastislav Staňa must have felt [...]
Via 3:10 To Overtime
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Awesome Penalty Shot by Jori Lehtera in KHL All-Star Game (Video)

The NHL is starting their 48-game schedule on January 19, 2013 and ending on April 27, 2013, with no inter-conference games.  So this is clearly the last time I will have a chance to post something about hockey that isn't happening in the NHL.  Check out this crazy penalty shot goal during the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star game.  Finnish hockey player Jori Lehtera stunned...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera Phantom Shot

Welcome back NHL?  Well not quite, this is from the Kontinental Hockey League.  Watch Jori Lehtera score a goal without even shooting on this penalty shot.  The former St Louis Blues player, Jori, makes a move without even making a move.  Sweet shot!
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Now THIS is how to convert a penalty shot.

St. Louis Blues draft pick Jori Lehtera, a former Peoria Riverman, shows you how to get in down in the KHL.This took some serious nerve.
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Goal of the year? '08 Blues pick dazzles in KHL ASG

The NHL regular season is just a few days away, but we might have already seen the best goal of the year. During Sunday's Kontinental Hockey League All-Star game, 2008 Blues draft pick and Sibir Novosibirsk forward Jori Lehtera left goalie Rastislav Stana completely flummoxed with his incredible penalty shot goal. Here's hoping the NHL brings us some more incredible goals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Have We Seen Every Penalty Shot Now...???

((HT: KHL)) The HQ will admit that we watch hockey rather religiously- regardless of level because we like it when skilled players put the biscuit in the basket... The KHL All-Star Game finished up 18-11 for the west, which is about par for the course in these things... But, we'll admit that we have now seen every alternative for penalty shots that we could possibly...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

KHL's Jori Lehtera had a fantastic fake out shootout goal yesterday

Novosibirsk Siber forward Jori Lehtera pulled off the ultimate goalie fakeout with this shootout goal yesterday. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOOT IT

Incredible shootout goal from KHL

After watching Pavel Datsyuk dazzle in the shootout during the skills competition on Saturday, Novosibirsk Siber forward Jori Lehtera had this fantastic move during his penalty shot on Sunday.  The goalie assumed that when he put the puck through his legs that he would pull the puck far side, and he paid for it.  This was a fantastic and unique move that you might see more of...
Via Diehardsport
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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