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This was just wrong right from the start.
How many players with a 30 career goals have been signed to $27 million contracts?
The reason Ville Leino was able to have a breakout performance with the Philadelphia Flyers was excellent linemates Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell.
Briere and Hartnell have already combined for more than 1,000 points in their careers thus far. Leino was the weak part of that line.
His inability to play any form of physical game, win puck battles and his negligence to shoot on excellent scoring opportunities were just some of the 28-year-old's weaknesses.
So, Buffalo went ahead and signed him for six years at a average salary of $4.5 million.
This season, Leino has 10 points in 34 games. His point-per-game pace was more than twice as high last season.
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