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06-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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Kings Lose Rights To Anderson and Wudrick

http://lakingsinsider.com/2010/06/02/prospect-update/

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Andersen, 22, was a fourth-round pick of the Kings in 2006 but has yet to play in North America. Last season, he had three goals and three assists in 42 games while playing in the Swedish Elite League. Wudrick, a 20, was a third-round pick of the Kings in 2008. Last season, in the junior-level Western Hockey League, he split his season between Swift Current and Kelowna and totaled 27 goals and 21 assists in 62 games.
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06-02-2010, 02:55 PM
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Andersen isn't really a big deal but I liked Geordie Wudrick, surprised DL gave up on him so quickly.. We'll see what happens with him, good luck!

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I don't think Wudrick will be a free agent very long. I think the emergence of Clifford and Clune phased him out.

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What surprises me even more is the fact that Wudrick is a big body and plays a position of need, a 6'4 LW is something we're lacking. He put up 9 goals in the playoffs this year, but what do i know, right?

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I want to see what DL has to say about Wudrick, on why he was released. I know the same thing happened to Bryan Cameron last season and DL said that he just wasn't good enough, I don't know if that's the case in Wudrick's position, maybe like DeeMeck said, Clifford just surpassed him and made Wudrick expendable for release

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It may have been the players choice not to re-sign. They may have thought that they had no future with the Kings and are hoping that some other team will want them. Hammond's post leaves out lots of details. Mostly why they are no longer in the Kings system.

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06-02-2010, 03:24 PM
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I liked Wudrick a lot but we have prospects just like him in the system. I wish him luck.

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Wudrick doesn't have a future in the NHL. I'm just being honest, guys. He was an AHL guy at best and Lombardi probably wanted to look elsewhere to fill his would-be position.

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06-02-2010, 03:35 PM
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From what I can tell by the stats is Wudrick's numbers are down across the board this year, much like Bryan Cameron's was when he got released. I think a big part of why they were chosen in the third round is that while they had great years the Kings were hoping for them to continue to improve on that, not stagnate. Bottom line is players need to show some development for them to be considered valid prospects.

Obviously everything is not about stats but I can't comment on whether or not their overall game improved since I haven't seen them play. Since they didn't get signed I'd have to guess not by much.

Dwight King did have a similar stats curve though and he got signed. Maybe the Kings felt Wudrick was redundant with King already in the system.

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Losing rights would imply something out of the control of the Kings, would it not? Didnt they just decline to sign them? If so, they didnt lose anything, as it was their choice....


not that it really matters..... However, i a a bit surprised Wurdick wasn't given a contract

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Clifford and King make Wudrick redundant.

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I have forgotten on these things but is there any compensation or is this a DL blunder of a pick? Losing a 3rd rounder would really suck.

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I have forgotten on these things but is there any compensation or is this a DL blunder of a pick? Losing a 3rd rounder would really suck.
Kinda interesting...wasn't Cameroon a 3rd round pick?? Seems like DL does really good in the second, but keeps striking out in the 3rd maybe he should trade his remaining 3rd rounders this year and move up to the late 2nd

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I'll miss him, Bryan Cameron, and TJ Fast.

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I have forgotten on these things but is there any compensation or is this a DL blunder of a pick? Losing a 3rd rounder would really suck.
No the compensation rules got changed as part of the last CBA. Teams only recieve compensation picks for unsigned 1st round picks now.


As far as Wudrick not getting signed goes, whatever happened to Roussin, Fast, McGinnis, Baeir, Kidd, Tukonen, Seymour, Meyers, Hersley, Taylor, Lukacevic?
Yeah, I'm not too worried...

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Wudrick doesn't have a future in the NHL. I'm just being honest, guys. He was an AHL guy at best and Lombardi probably wanted to look elsewhere to fill his would-be position.
i agree. the guy, as talented as he was simply failed to dominate at his age - with his size against 16 year-olds... wasn't gonna happen for him.

as far as Anderson goes... clearly it was all downhill after his rather impressive first rookie camp.

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Really surprised about Wurdick. I understand that we have other players that play the similar role that Wurdick does, but I don't think we can have too many of those type of players. I'm thinking there may have been some character flaws.

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No the compensation rules got changed as part of the last CBA. Teams only recieve compensation picks for unsigned 1st round picks now.
That's how it was in the last CBA too. If teams could get compensatory picks for 2nd/3rd rounders, the draft might be extended by like 20 picks.

Every team has a few regrettable picks in the 3rd round, just seems like the nature of the business. Will be interesting to see where Wudrick goes in the draft this year. I could see a team like Calgary grabbing him with a later pick since they have a shallow prospect pool and Wudrick would be AHL eligible immediately--they probably had similar reasoning in signing Bryan Cameron this year as well.

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Really surprised about Wurdick. I understand that we have other players that play the similar role that Wurdick does, but I don't think we can have too many of those type of players. I'm thinking there may have been some character flaws.
Ya, keep thinking that. Great way to start something out of nothing.

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Really surprised about Wurdick. I understand that we have other players that play the similar role that Wurdick does, but I don't think we can have too many of those type of players. I'm thinking there may have been some character flaws.
With King, Elkins, Kaunisto, Westgarth, Clifford, Clune, all under contract and all big bodied players, arguably more talented than Wudrick I don't see why he would get signed.

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Really surprised about Wurdick. I understand that we have other players that play the similar role that Wurdick does, but I don't think we can have too many of those type of players. I'm thinking there may have been some character flaws.
Not so much character issues but a disappointment in lack of development. With his body and size, it was believed that Wudrick would develop into a power forward, but he has not been that type of player and was dealt from his former junior club due to his lack of improvement. There are hundreds of Wudrick's drafted every year. His name will be replaced by another junior player in this year's draft who will go through the same process. It's the nature of the beast.

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With King, Elkins, Kaunisto, Westgarth, Clifford, Clune, all under contract and all big bodied players, arguably more talented than Wudrick I don't see why he would get signed.
I think King comes closest to Wudrick. Elkins is quite a bit older and I see him as a professional ahler and nothing more. Clifford and Clune are more of an agitator which I Wudrick isn't. Westy? Wudrick is not a heavyweight.

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Not so much character issues but a disappointment in lack of development. With his body and size, it was believed that Wudrick would develop into a power forward, but he has not been that type of player and was dealt from his former junior club due to his lack of improvement. There are hundreds of Wudrick's drafted every year. His name will be replaced by another junior player in this year's draft who will go through the same process. It's the nature of the beast.
Let me ask you this, what is the harm in retaining him? Could we not have signed him for a year? Personally, I'd like to have seen him for at least a year at manchester. I don't think that is too much to ask. In any case, I'll defer to DL & Company but I better not see Wudrick make it to the nhl.

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with the availability to sign 50 players, I guess D.L thought there was better players out there

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Let me ask you this, what is the harm in retaining him? Could we not have signed him for a year? Personally, I'd like to have seen him for at least a year at manchester. I don't think that is too much to ask. In any case, I'll defer to DL & Company but I better not see Wudrick make it to the nhl.
There is a limit in terms of how many contracted players a team may retain. There may be others in the pipeline who the Kings have ranked as a higher priority to sign to an entry-level contract over Wudrick who may very well be an overage junior player next season. He regressed statistically this season and hasn't been the player his NHL rights' holder and his junior team expected him to become.

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