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03-13-2004, 01:22 PM
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Fletch
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I think he began with Graves...

and Fleury too. But let's get some facts straight... York began his NHL career a year or two older than Lundmark after having put up some very good numbers in college. Lundmark never did put up very good numbers in Hartford, but he did put up decent numbers for a 20 year old. Then, he did get jerked around a bit as the organization didn't want to be patient. York, however, is stronger than Jamie. He's a bit more effective as a result, I believe. The skills are nearly the same.

Whether Jamie has it or not I cannot say. I can say that he skates extremely well. He shoots extremely well. He's not stupid out there. He tries very hard every shift. Can a kid with those tools be taught some finer points of the game? Can a coach see his strengths and play to them (can he not shoot the puck playing the off-wing with laser-like precision? - Would Jagr feeding him and Holik creating space benfit him and give him the confidence he needs - and us and the coaching staff to see if he's got it?).

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