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07-09-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
This is the point that is kind of missed on Lauridsen. The guy was a seventh round pick in only his second year of professional hockey last year. Late round guys usually take 3-5 years of to develop because they're often project picks. The fact that he was able to at least hang at the NHL level just three years after being drafted so low is a good indication that this guy might have an NHL future. He had no business being in the NHL last year if you go by draft status and his NHL arrival projections.
Exactly, that is our problem there!! No patience in developing these players, he was thrust into the fire from all the injuries the Flyers suffer. Yes he looks out of place at times but he did handle himself fine as he got more playing time. I would send him back to the Phantoms for 2-3 more years to let him continue to develope. You guys have to remember defenseman takes longer to develop then forwards.

We just drafted a project in Morin who's just as big as Lauridsen, only difference is Morin can skate and has some skill. Morin is just as raw as Lauridsen. Would be nice if we can finally develope these guys into serviceable defenseman. Imagine on every pairing we have a big guy playing physical and mean infront of the net. No opponent will want to crash our net then, would be a dream come true.

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