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03-29-2013, 10:45 AM
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Oliver Lauridsen (The Great Dane)

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Lauridsen has been recalled and is heading to Philly instead of Binghamton today.
-Diana Nearhos

Im happy. Time to see what he can do. Better than Lilja... that's for sure (Lilja has been terrible in the AHL for those who will say Lilja is better then a rookie since he is a veteran).

We see how much Manning has fallen though.



Some information on him for those who dont know him. 6-6 defender from Denmark. Stay-at-home defender who has a rocket shot when he uses it. Blocks shots really well and takes the body really well. He is 24 now but has been maturing in the AHL and working on his skating which has gotten better. Has had a very good season this year.


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I'll be honest, I had never heard of him before now. But I'm glad they're giving a young guy a chance.

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Lauridsen is a huge defenseman from Denmark with great size and reach. A team player with a good work ethic. Is aggressive and physical with the potential to become a very capable stay-at-home defenseman in the future. Mobility, in terms of skating, agility and acceleration, needs improvement.
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospec...ver_lauridsen/
  • Hometown: Gentofte Denmark
  • Birthday: 1989-03-24
  • Position: D
  • Shoots: Right
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 229 lbs.
  • Drafted: 2009
  • Acquired: 7th round (196th overall), 2009

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03-29-2013, 10:58 AM
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http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospec...ver_lauridsen/
  • Hometown: Gentofte Denmark
  • Birthday: 1989-03-24
  • Position: D
  • Eligible for draft: 2007
  • Shoots: Right
  • Drafted: 2009
  • Height: 6-6
  • Acquired: 7th round (196th overall), 2009
  • Weight: 229 lbs.
Yea his skating (and acceleration) were VERY bad when he was drafted. Gotta say though, he has really improved. Don't know if it's NHL average now but he looked a lot more mobile for the AHL.

One can probablly expect him on the PK.

My guess at D-pairings.

Timonen-Schenn
Gustafsson-Gervias
Foster-Lauridsen

Maybe we can get DeK and put him in for Foster. Cant be any worse.

EDIT: He's going to throw bomb hits.



Fun fact from this video. The guy he fought is now on the Phantoms and they are REALLY good friends. Zac actually hugged him and wished him good luck and hopes to never see him again in the AHL (as a joke for him to stay up)


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This is from the middle of last year:

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=634654


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When one thinks of an NHL defenseman a big man comes to mind.

Not by any means is that a prerequisite for success (just ask Kimmo Timonen or Sharks’ Dan Boyle), but it certainly is a good starting point for shaping a dominant NHL defenseman (see Chris Pronger or Bruins’ Zdeno Chara).

Flyers prospect Oliver Lauridsen is just that.

He has the framework at 6-foot-6 and 220-pounds and was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (196th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from St. Cloud University in central Minnesota.

“He’s a good looking prospect right now,” said Flyers’ Director of Hockey Operations Chris Pryor. “I think somewhere down the road we expect him to hopefully see some games here. I think time is on his side and we’re more than willing to be patient.”

Lauridsen was signed to an entry-level contract by the Flyers on Mar. 15, 2011 and spent his first season as a professional hockey player with the club’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack the following season where he posted seven points (4G-3A) in 65 games coming off a three-year career with the Huskies at St. Cloud.

“That’s a big jump for Oliver because normally it’s a big jump from college to pro and in Oliver’s case you have to add a little bit on to that because he hasn’t played a lot of North American hockey compared to other kids,” added Pryor.

During his stay at St. Cloud, Lauridsen posted seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points and 143 PIM in 108 games played.

Flyers management agrees it’s not so much the raw skills and great size he possesses that will come to determine his capabilities, rather its hours logged on the ice and game action he sees from here on out.

“Defensemen tend to take a little bit longer than other players, but one thing Oliver has going for him is that he’s got great strides, obviously his size is something you can’t teach [but] his work ethic and his attitude - he’s got all of those things going for him,” said Pryor.

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wow. that's a big dude.

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One can probablly expect him on the PK.
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Two thoughts on Oliver Lauridsen: D. Syvret once said his shot could probably break someone's collarbone, and he's pretty steady on the PK.

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Hope he does well. If there was ever a shot of him showing what he could possibly do in the NHL, it's right now.

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I know some folks in ADK have been wanting to see him recalled. Hes getting his chance. Glad for the kid.

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http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...on/#more-86303

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Oliver Lauridsen, D, 23

The gigantic defensive force Oliver Lauridsen was always a physical guy who could use his wingspan to position himself well in the defensive zone. There was never a question that he would excel at these finer details of the defensive game, but there were always questions concerning his footspeed. In the NHL, it is not enough to be able to stick check opponents from far away. At the highest level of hockey competition, skating needs to be added to size on the blue line in order to keep up with every type of dynamic forward opposing teams can throw on the ice. Lauridsen has still not developed up to the speed of the game, though there were signs of progression in his first full season with the Phantoms. Now in his second year, he has yet to take another leap, and though the team's struggles are certainly not falling solely upon him, he is no exception.

Though a number of defensemen in front of him on the depth chart are struggling in their own ways, Lauridsen is the only one of the more highly anticipated defensive prospect that has yet to get a shot at NHL action. He has a long road ahead of him, but he was always a long-term project. Any slight sign of progression is promising.
No idea what he looks like on the ice but perhaps this will be a good eye opener and great motivator for him to work on his footspeed.

Excited to see what he brings

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He's a Grossmann clone (well except the slap shot). Really looking forward to seeing how his skating is. One thing holding him back.

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He's a Grossmann clone (well except the slap shot). Really looking forward to seeing how his skating is. One thing holding him back.
hopefully he doesn't get overwhelmed tomorrow afternoon.

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Been saying this for over a year, but there's a few guys in the organization who have been looking forward to Lauridsen getting a shot. About a year ago Chris Pryor was on WIP saying around the middle of this season he would be ready for an NHL look.

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Does this dman have the potential to be a top 6 guy for the flyers (in future years) Say 1-2 years down the line?

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hopefully he doesn't get overwhelmed tomorrow afternoon.
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Been saying this for over a year, but there's a few guys in the organization who have been looking forward to Lauridsen getting a shot. About a year ago Chris Pryor was on WIP saying around the middle of this season he would be ready for an NHL look.
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)

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****** team for him to be making his debut against...lol

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Does this dman have the potential to be a top 6 guy for the flyers (in future years) Say 1-2 years down the line?
Really depends on his skating. He has shutdown capabilities and the size to back it up, but his acceleration and skating would prevent him from being a constant NHLer. Saturday will be his first game so Im expecting only like a 11-12 minute game but one might be able to see if he can keep up with the play.

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YES! I've been dying to see him in the NHL since they drafted him! Not expecting too much, but he's such a big guy I just want to see how he can handle the NHL.

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Hopefully fans wait until he has a body of work in before calling for his head.

I love the kid. Can't wait to see how long it takes him to find his niche at this level.

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I've been hoping he'd get a shot soon and honestly he's earned it. He jumped over manning with his play this year IMO. Hopefully he shows that he can be a serviceable 7th at very least this way Paul doesn't have to sign anymore Liljas or Fosters next yr or in the near future.

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There is only 1 great dane in this league




Just kidding, or am I?

Joking aside, always hoped Lauridsen would get a shot at the big league.. Good luck with him.. Get his skating underway, and you might have yourselves a new Broad street Bully

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Im glad this kid is finally getting his chance. I was worried they were just gonna call up LOLija

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I've been hoping he'd get a shot soon and honestly he's earned it. He jumped over manning with his play this year IMO. Hopefully he shows that he can be a serviceable 7th at very least this way Paul doesn't have to sign anymore Liljas or Fosters next yr or in the near future.
Manning has been horrendous in the AHL. Shows how The Dane jumped him.

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Lilja saw Lauridsen on the bike and said, "what are you doing here? Get the f--- in the car."
Haha, Lilja SO MAD (Well I think he's joking but still)

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Lauridsen said he's "absolutely" ready to take on Chara and the Bruins.
-Diana

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Hopefully when gross comes back they decide to keep Gus and the Dane in the line-up and sit those who have no future with the organization (Foster).

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Just kidding, or am I?

Joking aside, always hoped Lauridsen would get a shot at the big league.. Good luck with him.. Get his skating underway, and you might have yourselves a new Broad street Bully
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