Player Discussion: Ville Heinola

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  1. FireChevy

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    I'd agree with you if his ability to read the play on the smaller ice was his biggest issue, but it's the furthest thing from it.

    He needs to get stronger and faster. To do that he's best served playing in a league where he's not completely overmatched physically. His hockey IQ is already very good (and developed entirely in Finland to this point).
     
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    He just might be the most charming man alive.
     
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    First of all, KHL is not Liiga. And secondly, I don't think the small ice was such an issue for Heinola that it'd need to be the focus. In general I feel like Finnish players have done better after Liiga than after AHL. Lukko is a good Liiga team and they'll likely challenge for the championship. I also think that in Liiga he can play more to his strengths than in AHL. There also is less travel.
     
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    But, I read somewhere he wouldn’t be the best D on his team so he wouldn’t get as much pp or pk playing minutes. He also wouldn’t be getting the best es minutes to prepare himself for next year. To play in the Ligga for the money seems shortsighted as he’ll get top dollar in the big league next year.
     
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    Wow, that's a LOT more than I thought he would make over there. I can see why they go back to play there...
     
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    So his team has other NHL players? Sorta doubt that.
     
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    Come on, those aren't salaries.

    In the first place, that's a fantasy hockey game account. That's the price to buy Heinola in the fantasy game.
     
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    Whatever his salary is, he's not going back to Liiga because of it. Most finnish prospects benefit greatly from their time in Liiga. Look at Heiskanen for example, a prospect somewhat akin to Heinola. Vesalainen's struggles should be attributed more to him than anything else.
     
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    thanks for clarifying!
     
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    Vesalainen's struggles should be attributed more to him playing in the KHL, which not a good league to develop in.
    And in case somebody wonders, FEL/Liiga where Heinola went (and came from) is not KHL.
     
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    I've heard before that the AHL is actually a tougher league to play in for high hockey IQ guys because the systems are a bit looser
     
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    From what I've heard he hasn't been doing too good in AHL either. Point is, finnish prospects generally do very well developing in Liiga.
     
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    Yeah I think KHL ruined him, or at least it will take a while to adjust to the ice size again. FEL is as I mentioned a hybrid rink.

    KV=Burmi.
     
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    He's 20.
     
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    Thats too bad a shoulder injury.

    Hope its not too severe
    ...
     
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    He seemed to play a bit in their last game, but not close to his normal TOI. Anyone have an injury update for us?

    No points in 4 games now, and may be out of the lineup due to injury. Hope it’s not serious.
     
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    No points in 10 games now. His ice time was a bit lower today also.

    Has someone seen him play to say how he’s playing?
     
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    Latest comment about his play from a Lukko fan on Jatkoaika.com:

    His hands and movement are fine, but he looks like your basic Dman instead of a great prospect. He loses the puck, loses puck battles and makes junior mistakes. Great solo plays and smart passes haven't really been there as much and his game looks like he's in a rush all the time.
     
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    Trying to play an NHL game in Liiga?
     
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    Looks more like a Mark Stuart report. Nice.
     
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    Kid should have stayed on the Moose.
     
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    Looks like he's not quite ready for Liiga at this point in time. They should send him back down to NHL.

    No but seriously, his confidence must be crushed because he played well in NHL but got punished instead of rewarded for it. Should have just played in NHL.
     
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    He was probably told that he needs to work on his D.
     
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    I blame his downturn on their Pekka Head Coach. :DD
     

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