April 13, 2011 |
Name: Ville Leino Born: Oct. 6, 1983 (age 27) Hometown: Savonlinna, Finland Height: 6-foot Weight: 182 Position: Forward Drafted: Leino was undrafted. He signed a free-agent contract with Detroit in May 2008. How acquired: Via trade with the Red Wings on Feb. 6, 2010, for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen. With the Flyers: In last season's playoffs, Leino was one of the best players on the ice. He had seven goals and 14 assists in 19 games.
May 26, 2010 |
Chris Pronger and Ville Leino are the only players on the Flyers' roster to have played in the Stanley Cup finals. For the other guys on the roster, Saturday's Game 1 will be a long time coming. The first number next to the player's name is his number of games played; the second is the number of Stanley Cup finals he's been in: Chris Pronger 1104, 2 Ville Leino 68 1 Ian Laperriere 1083 0 Kimmo Timonen 812 0 Scott Hartnell 679 0 Danny Briere 666 0 Simon Gagne 664 0 Arron Asham 648 0 Blair Betts 402 0 Jeff Carter 381 0 Mike Richards 372 0 Lukas Krajicek 328 0 Matt Carle 307 0 Braydon Coburn 297 0 Brian Boucher 280 0 Dan Carcillo 225 0 Claude Giroux 126 0 Darroll Powe 103 0 Michael Leighton 103 0 James van Riemsdyk 78 0 Oskars Bartulis 53 0
November 18, 2012
Since the NHL doesn't appear to be returning to the Delaware Valley anytime soon, Scott Hartnell is bringing a slew of NHL players to Atlantic City next Saturday night. Hartnell has helped organize a charity game, dubbed "Operation Hat Trick," to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York. The game will be played at Boardwalk Hall on Nov. 24 at 7 o'clock. Tickets priced from $20 to $100 will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com. Hartnell will captain one team and be opposed by Rangers star Brad Richards.
November 17, 2012 |
Hockey is back. Now, before you think we're talking about the start of the NHL season, stop dreaming. Friday was the 62d day of the lockout, and there is no end in sight. But a benefit hockey game featuring several NHL players will be played at 7 p.m. next Saturday at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, with proceeds aiding those affected by Sandy. The game, billed as Operation Hat Trick because it aids three organizations, will feature all-stars Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen of the Flyers and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers.
February 9, 2011 |
Born: Feb. 7, 1976 Hometown: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada Offseason residence: Dublin, Ohio Favorite food: Steak Least favorite food: Liver First car: Gold 1985 Nissan 300ZX Best-dressed teammate: Sean O'Donnell Worst-dressed teammate: Ville Leino Pregame routine: Eat lunch, sleep for 2 hours, eat yogurt, go to the rink. Favorite road city: Vancouver Least favorite road city: Long Island Funniest teammate: Brian Boucher Favorite hockey memory: Getting called up for my first game; it was against Pittsburgh and I fought Steve McKenna on my first shift.
April 25, 2011
Score: Flyers 5, Sabres 4, OT How it happened: The Flyers rallied after a first period in which starter Michael Leighton allowed three goals on eight shots. In a flip-flop of Game 5, he was replaced by Brian Boucher, who stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced. The Flyers pulled to within 4-3 entering the third period, then forced overtime on Scott Hartnell's first goal of the postseason with 9:17 remaining in regulation. That set the stage for Ville Leino's game-winner 4:43 into overtime.
June 15, 2011 |
In a meeting that could shape the Flyers' future, standout goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will be introduced to several team officials on Thursday. Bryzgalov and his agent, Ritch Winter, will arrive in Philadelphia late Wednesday night and meet with general manager Paul Holmgren, coach Peter Laviolette, and goalie coach Jeff Reese, among others, the next day. The Flyers acquired the rights to Bryzgalov last week, sending minor-league winger/enforcer Matt...
June 4, 2010
THERE'S A twinge of guilt in Peter Laviolette's voice each time he speaks of Ville Leino's plight this season. "Part of my job is to get the most out of everybody," he was saying yesterday. "When we didn't get Ville in the lineup . . . I take responsibility for that. " It's a good word for any discussion about Ville Leino, responsibility, a good launching point. Because like several of the players imported into the Flyers' mix, descriptions of the 26-year-old Finn are so varied it's hard to believe there aren't a few versions of him out there, or that Ville Leino is as common a name in Finland as John Smith is here.
December 15, 2011
Tim Thomas made 47 saves, Daniel Paille scored twice and the visiting Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to three games with a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night. Rich Peverley had a goal and an assist and Chris Kelly and Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston, which won for the second night in a row to move into a tie with the Flyers atop the Eastern Conference standings. Andrew Ference had two assists. Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza each had a goal and an assist for the Senators, on a 2-4-2 skid despite an overtime win at Buffalo a night earlier.
June 28, 2011 |
Another day, another Flyers forward jolted when he learned he was traded. This time, it was speedy Darroll Powe, a gritty fourth-line center and penalty-killing specialist who was sent packing. The Princeton University product was sent to Minnesota on Monday for the Wild's third-round pick in 2013. "It caught me a little off guard," said Powe, who led the Flyers with 196 hits last season. A restricted free agent who made $725,000 last year, Powe and his agent apparently weren't making much progress in contract negotiations.