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Fletch 02-19-2004 11:23 AM

Bondra traded....
 
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=1737956

Fletch 02-19-2004 11:30 AM

Forgot this part...
 
he was traded for Brooks Laich and a 2005 second rounder. Laich is a former #6 round pick. May not sound like much, but going by stats alone, he's bigger than Lundmark and at the same age, produced better numbers in the WHL than Lundmark, and substantially similar numbers as a 20 year old in the AHL (although Laich is about 6 months younger than Lundmark at that point - meaning the season in which he turned 20, he turned 21 6 months later than the same point in which Jamie was 20). Laich will be 21 in June and has seen limited NHL action.

Not sure if the Laich to Lundmark comparison is fair, but I don't know anything about the kid and wanted to put some other type of value to Laich.

Fletch 02-19-2004 12:48 PM

for anybody that read this...
 
sorry...was in Puerto Rico for a day and a half and didn't realize it was old news...Freakin' PR paper didn't say anything about Bondra yesterday, go figure...

Kodiak 02-19-2004 12:52 PM

I don't think Laich has as much value as Lundmark has. Yeah, if you just look at the numbers they look similar, but you don't just look at numbers to judge a prospect. Lundmark has much more skill and upside. Laich is a gritty, heart-and-soul kind of player. Think Garth Murray with more offensive upside (because Murray doesn't seem to have much right now). Laich is a nice prospect to have, but he's likely a 3rd liner.

And I think Kovalev would get a fair bit more than Bondra would. Bondra, while still being effective, is not the elite sniper he once was. Kovalev was an elite player last year, and could be again once he gets away from this train wreck of an organization.

Fletch 02-19-2004 01:01 PM

Like I said...
 
I don't know much about Laich. But, at every level, at this stage of his career, he's put up similar or better numbers than Lundmark. I don't care what one was 'supposed' to be, most likely labeled at draft time, I care about what they've done. At this point, or at that point, in their careers, I'm looking at guys with similar offensive potential, as I believe you can initially evaluate such potential at various stages of their development. To me, it looks as though Laich was drafted so low because his previous season he tallied 30 points in 70 games..not much. Perhaps it was because he was a bit younger and given his numbers that followed, perhaps he developed a bit later, and has caught up to Lundmark. I don't know. Heck, the kid may not even be able to skate and may be a high-scoring AHLer in the end, but just going off those numbers, he does seem like a Lundmark with perhaps more upside as he continues to improve.

And heck, I think I'd take a 20 goal scoring Murray-type than Lundmark at this point. A defensive banger/leader who can pot goals too? Would love it.

Ronnie Bass 02-19-2004 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fletch
sorry...was in Puerto Rico for a day and a half and didn't realize it was old news...Freakin' PR paper didn't say anything about Bondra yesterday, go figure...

I can't imagine that they would say anything about hockey forget about Bondra.

Fletch 02-19-2004 01:52 PM

All they had was standings...
 
Monday's games, and no scores for Tuesday's games. Big piece on A-Rod, go figure...


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