Thread: OT: Jamie Lundmark
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03-19-2009, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
Lundmark seemed to have a sense of entitlement of a first rounder. Low actually gave him a lot of chances, including moving him to left wing to take defensive pressures off him as he was a pretty small kid who wsa used to playing it big against 15 year olds in Juniors. He looked good on the wing, but could never sustain anything. In his fist season, I believe the one in which you mention he played well in preseason, he was playing 12-13 minutes per night and getting PP time with no points (or maybe it was one) in 12-13 games to start the season.
Yeah, Lundmark got his chances, but I think he ultimately just wasn't quite as skilled as we were all lead to believe, and him being a lightweight on the ice didn't help either. He didn't have the skill to do it all himself, the hockey sense to be one of those guys who is just smart enough to somehow be in the right place at the right time, or the size to impose his will on opposing players.

He just wasn't as advertised.

Originally Posted by 94now View Post
Two words: Knee Injury.

Young athletes are not getting it that often, but if they do, that thing impedes their progress to the point that entire career is in question. Lundmark, Klucek, even Prucha have never been the same after it.
This could also have had an impact, though it's hard to tell.

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