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05-14-2005, 11:08 PM
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rnyquist
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Originally Posted by bmoak
Back to this....

Lundmark: After his Italian vacation, Jamie came back to the fold and did didldly. Benched for indifferent play, followed by a 22 game goal-scoring drought. Then he was switched to checking line duties with Ortmeyer and Hollweg and something clicked. His overall numbers aren't impressive, but almost all of his scoring (12 of 14 goals) was in the second half. What's more strking is that he was out there taking defensive zone draws in the last minute of one-goal games. Lundmark used to be atrocious on faceoffs. It's one of the reasons people suggested switching him to wing. For McGill, not the easiest coach to please, to use him as a go-to defensive center marks a definite improvement both in ability in character.
Finally someone acknowledges Lundmark's defencive play. Yes he got a ton of points, but Lundmark became the go-to-guy in all situations, not just the PP and that speaks volumes of his improvement. You do have to ignore the first half of the season to really grade Lundmark because the difference between the two halves is amazing

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