Robin Lehner is a big goalie, and barring possible language barrier issues, sure seems to have a pretty big personality.
That at least seems to be the case with the Buffalo Sabres’ top guy, who provided the Buffalo News’ John Vogl with a great quote:
“There’s a lot of pressure on me, and that’s fine. … I know I’m a good goaltender,” Lehner said.
As much as the Sabres feel like a work in progress, acquiring Lehner was one of GM Tim Murray’s boldest moves. Murray was able to observe Lehner in Ottawa, and despite some struggles, the big Swede (6-foot-5, 240 lbs.) was sneaky-good in 2015-16.
Twenty-one games serves as a limited sample size, yet a .924 save percentage seems quite promising. His 107 career regular season games are spread over six seasons, so to some extent, the 25-year-old is still something of an unknown entity.
If nothing else, it looks like he could provide some Bryzgalovian entertainment.
Back in March, Ben Scrivens admitted he was happy to avoid a fight with a guy he called a “bit of a psycho.”
Sounds like a guy to watch.