Thread: Player Discussion: Oliver Lauridsen (The Great Dane)
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03-29-2013, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sa cyred View Post
I'm glad they took the long route of preparing Oliver. Obviously we don't know how he will turn out, but they drafted him, groomed him in the NCAA and AHL and now giving him a chance. Ya, he isnt the 20-21 yr old prospect defender that everyone knows, but leaving him to develop HOPEFULLY works and we can start doing that in the future. (even with players like Jones and Nurse if we get one of them)
Rob Scuderi didn't nail down an NHL job until age 27 (although, the second lockout held him up) after staying in college for 4 years. The curve tends to come a little bit older for defensemen.

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