The journey isn't always intended to be short and sweet.
So it is that Robin Lehner — as anxious as he is to display his wares in the National Hockey League on a full-time basis — knows it isn't necessarily a race to the finish line. Especially when you're a 21-year-old guy with a world of time left to grow.
"It's a marathon, it's not a sprint," said the native of Goteborg, Sweden, when asked about spending the last two seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. "(The Senators) are doing what they think is best for me. They're trying to develop me as good as they want. I'm an asset to them and they want me to do as well as possible.