Yesterday afternoon, we jokingly asked a question.
The answer was “of course it does.”
Which was right, until it wasn’t.
You see, Ville Leino ($4.5 million salary, ZERO goals) netted the game-winner in last night’s shootout.
@TrendingBuffalo Ville Leino a happy camper pic.twitter.com/yQ8mVCzAUi — michael repertorio (@MikeRepertorio) April 2, 2014
(Thanks to @MikeReportorio and @jeffreybigmoney for sending the pics.)
Let’s just say a few people were curious as to whether the #LeinoLotto had come to an end. Click the image to enlarge.
After a hastily-convened #LeinoLotto committee meeting, we issued our official ruling.
Stat column still says 0 goals. #LeinoLotto remains. #HesHot — Trending Buffalo (@TrendingBuffalo) April 2, 2014
We even considered doubling our bet… until we remembered three things.
We stand nothing to gain.
Ville Leino never scores.
This was a bad idea from the start.
So, it’s game on. If Ville Leino fails to score a goal by the end of the season, we will give away one thousand American dollars to one lucky entrant in the #LeinoLotto.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR $1000
Leino: “I wanted to score for (the fans) and they gave me a little extra effort there.” http://t.co/mVXcl025XF pic.twitter.com/NkdA7fkVpM — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 2, 2014