VILLE LEINO NEWS

Sabres Preview-Capsule

BUFFALO SABRES LAST SEASON: 21-51-10, 52 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 16th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Ted Nolan, 4th season with Sabres (including 1995-97), 90-98-28; 6th overall in NHL. ADDED: RW Brian Gionta, LW Matt Moulson, C Sam Reinhart, D Josh Gorges, D Andrej Meszaros, C Cody McCormick, D Andre Benoit. LOST: LW Ville Leino, D Christian Ehrhoff, D Henrik...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Johnny Boychuck Should Stay; Team Releases Leino

Following the Bruins signing of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, the Ville Leino experiement has come to an end. General Manager Peter Chiarelli announed that the team has released Leino from his tryout invitation.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Released from PTO: Ville Leino, Henrik Tallinder, and Cam Barker

Teams around the NHL continue to trim their rosters as Ville Leino, Henrik Tallinder, and Cam Barker were cut from their PTO's.#182539202 / gettyimages.comLeino, Barker, and Tallinder were all long shots with their respective teams. They weren't able to overcome the rigors of the NHL both on and off the ice.Tallinder hurt his shoulder when he was put hard into the boards...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

P4. New York Islanders at Boston Bruins. Bruins on the TV – FOR REAL THIS TIME!

The last time I promised you the Boston Bruins on a television the NHL put a big middle finger in our collective faces and blacked the game out in Boston. Well guess what NHL Network: That’s right! Tonight’s game will be on NESN so you’ll get the whole crew. Jack, Brick, creepy midget Dale Arnold, #NotNoako and whatever remains of Gord Kluzak’s hairline. It is pretty exciting...
Via Days of Y'Orr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Release Veteran Forward Ville Leino From Tryout Deal

The Boston Bruins released veteran forward Ville Leino from his tryout contract on Monday, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced. The move comes on the same day the B’s signed restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to matching one-year, $1.4 million contracts, leaving little room for Leino with the club, and also a slim chance he finds a home on another NHL team...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins release Ville Leino from tryout deal

The Boston Bruins' experiment with NHL veteran forward Ville Leino is over. Leino, who was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason, was released from his tryout contract by the club per general manager Peter Chiarelli. Considering the Bruins finally managed to re-sign restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, there wasn't much room for a reclamation project...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings make first sent-to-AHL AHL cuts

The Red Wings dropped a 3-1 decision to damn Ville Leino and the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, and afterward, the team sent six players to Grand Rapids--Marek Tvrdon, Jared Coreau, Jake Paterson, Tyler Barnes, Nathan Paetsch and Brennan Evans. The former trio had no chance of making the team and the latter trio were on pro try-outs and are signed to AHL-only deals. For whatever...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fall to the Bruins 3-1 in exhibition contest

DETROIT -- Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ville Leino’s Third-Period Goal Helps Bruins Defeat Red Wings (Video)

DETROIT — Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings fall to the Bruins 3-1 in exhibition contest

DETROIT -- Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leino helps Bruins beat Red Wings 3-1

DETROIT (AP) Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

P3. Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals. MA, HOCKEY IS ON THE TV!

Read the title again. Go on, I’ll wait. Hockey is on ******* TV tonight you guys. If you get the NHL Network you will get the Bruins live on your potentially large and gorgeous flat screen, high definition TV. ******* ‘Murica! If you don’t get the NHL Network well…then… No, no! No worries friend we will have a stream for that. PEZ SAYS: If you are new to streaming, make...
Via Days of Y'Orr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Gagne and Ville Leino offer intriguing potential at Bruins training camp

Bruins' killer Simon Gagne now has a chance to play for the Black and Gold. Photo: Matt Slocum/AP FileSimon Gagne, remembered by many Bruins fans as the guy who ended Boston's 2010 playoffs, is attending Bruins camp in 2014 on a tryout basis. The same can be said for Ville Leino who was also part of that 2010 Philadelphia Flyers team and who's contract was recently bought...
Via BruinsLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Announce 2014 Training Camp Roster

The Boston Bruins begin training camp Thursday at TD Garden with off-ice fitness testing. The first set of practices will start Friday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. In addition to the veterans, rookies and prospects who will be attending camp, a few other players have been invited on a tryout basis — forwards Simon Gagne, Ville Leino, Bracken Kearns, Ethan Werek, and defensemen...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins expect serious camp bids from Leino, Gagne

With the contract status of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith up in the air, perhaps it’s not such a bad thing that veteran forwards Simon Gagne and Ville Leino will be in Bruins training camp on veteran tryout agreements. Both players provide veteran competition for the open forward spots, and give the Bruins insurance in case the Smith negotiations take some time to get completed....
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Matt Fraser To One-Year Contract; Ville Leino Invited To Training Camp

The Boston Bruins have signed restricted free agent forward Matt Fraser to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday. Fraser played in two regular-season games for Boston in 2013-14. The 24-year-old forward also scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 4 during the Bruins’ second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens. Chiarelli also...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Fraser Signed, Chiarelli Goes Dumpster Diving.

Matt Fraser has been signed! Fraser has signed a one year, two way contract. I’m glad Chiarelli was able to bang out this contract. Hopefully Fraser will contribute this year in a bottom six pairing. I think the kid has a good upside. ALso news today? Ville Leino was invited to Bruins training camp. Um, no, I’m serious. For those playing at home that makes Chris Kelly, Ville...
Via Days of Y'Orr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ville Leino Will Attend The Bruin’s Training Camp

Peter Chiarelli just spoke with Boston media; said Steve Eminger will be signed to AHL deal and Ville Leino gets a training-camp tryout. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 5, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Picked To Win Stanley Cup ..... In 2020

From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Based on where the Sabres sit in the standings, they are looking up, way up. But so are their prospects for success. And the best part of it for a guy like Murray, who has made a living on identifying young talent, is that the canvas is relatively blank. After they bought out Ville Leino and Christian Ehrhoff this summer, the only big-money...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Other NHL Awards

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, ... we’ve decided to come up with our own set of NHL awards. Here are some we’d like to see: Heartless Trophy for least valuable player Goes to Ville Leino of the Buffalo Sabres. No goals and 15 assists for the price of a $4.5 million cap hit. No wonder they bought him out. The vote was close, by a hair, over the pylon...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

My ode to Ville Leino

The Sabres are waiving Ville Leino today for the purpose of executing a compliance buyout. — John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) June 17, 2014 We’ve all made about 200 Ville Leino jokes since he’s been a member of the Sabres and I’m not going to make the 201st joke about him. There’s no debate..The dude stunk and he was an awful signing. It did go beyond the crazy salary he received...
Via Buffalo Wins
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks choose to buy out David Booth; Sabres to buy out Ville Leino

From TSN's Bob McKenzie, it appears that David Booth and Ville Leino will have new employers next season: VAN puts David Booth on unconditional waivers for purpose of buyout. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2014 BUF puts Ville Leino on unconditional waivers for purpose of buyout. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 17, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Czech Free Agent Signed

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of Czech free agent Tomas Nosek to a two-way, two-year deal. Detroit had its eyes on Nosek at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and continued to monitor his progress even after he went undrafted. In his third season with HC Pardubice in the Czech ExtraLiga last year, Nosek finished with a team leading 44 points...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Leino's agent: 'Few very short discussions' with Sabres about buyout possibility

Ville Leino remains the NHL's most likely buyout candidate, but there hasn't been much talk between the Sabres and his agent. "I have had few very short discussions about Leino with Tim Murray," Leino's agent, Markus Lehto, told The News by email. Murray, Buffalo's general manager, has said it's a "very good possibility" the team will part...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Good Chance The Buffalo Sabres Buyout Ville Leino

from John Vogle of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News, Ville Leino remains the NHL's most likely buyout candidate, but there hasn't been much talk between the Sabres and his agent. "I have had few very short discussions about Leino with Tim Murray," Leino's agent, Markus Lehto, told The News by email. Murray, Buffalo's general manager, has said...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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