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08-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
Agree on the Lundmark stuff--the skill and compete were there when he was drafted. I remember the HN blurb in the draft special where they cited one scout saying of Lundmark that after games there would be more stick tape marks on his jersey than anyone else's from all the hacking and whacking and fighting for space he was involved in. Somewhere along the way he lost his compete and he never really fully regained it. There are plenty of examples of skill guys that don't have enough compete. They don't make good NHL players. Often lesser skilled guys who do have that compete/stronger work ethic turn into good players. It's part of what character is.
I watched Lundmark in a practice after he was sent down to the minors. He stayed and worked on his skating/shooting from multiple angles for a full hour after all the other players left the ice. I can not speak for his career but on that 1 day his work ethic really impressed me.

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