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04-01-2013, 07:16 AM
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Eh, from what I've seen these past two games, I'd rather Foster played, at least until there's a shot at the playoffs. I wasn't impressed with Lauridsen's play at all. Bad penalties, unable to clear the puck, not particularly strong on the boards. Then again, I'd sit Huskins and let both Lauridsen and Foster play.
Foster fails at pretty much all of the same things, and constantly gets lost in the defensive zone.

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If you remembered that off of the top of your head, I am really impressed.
The bar for MSE is so, so much higher than this.

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so far, ok. He can probably play #6 next year. He's been alright. I think he has improved each game. It was nice to see him fire off a rare one timer the other day too...dude has dat cannon for sure.

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saw him live, looked like a gangly new born deer on ice, still has lots of work to do

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Still liking what he brings to the table as our #6 next year. He's giving maximum effort out there all the time and uses every bit of his size. I'd rather give a young enthusiastic guy a shot next year than another veteran retread at #6.

I think Mez is a goner, and Gus and Lauridsen will be here.

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04-19-2013, 01:27 PM
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Still liking what he brings to the table as our #6 next year. He's giving maximum effort out there all the time and uses every bit of his size. I'd rather give a young enthusiastic guy a shot next year than another veteran retread at #6.

I think Mez is a goner, and Gus and Lauridsen will be here.
Mez should be a goner. In fact, he should never have been acquired in the first place. You don't spend $4m on your 5th defenseman. You can get someone who is a better fit there for half that price and use that money somewhere else

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Mez should be a goner. In fact, he should never have been acquired in the first place. You don't spend $4m on your 5th defenseman.
At the time he was acquired it was a good deal. He was 25 and under contract on what then was a reasonable deal. His first year here he had over 30 points and was one of the team's best defenders. Then the injuries happened and he only played about 60 games last year and we know abou this year. $4 million for a top four defender is not a bad deal, especially when he is 25 and you have him signed for a good chunk of his prime. I suppose that second rounder would have been better, or getting a worse defenseman to play in his place would have made more sense, but I'll take the 25 year old top four defenseman at $4 million a year over a 2nd round pick or the alternatives.

2010 UFA Defensemen and what they signed for...

Player Age 09-10 Team Pos. 09-10 Cap Number Notes
Nicklas Lidstrom DET D $7,450,000 Re-signing with the Red Wings. 1 year
Scott Niedermayer 36 ANA D $6,000,000 Retired
Sergei Gonchar 36 PIT D $5,500,000 Signs with the Ottawa Senators. 3 years, $16.5 million.
Kim Johnsson 34 CHI D $5,300,000
Pavel Kubina 33 ATL D $5,000,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $7.7 million.
Paul Martin 29 NJ D $4,500,000 Signs with the Penguins. 5 years, $25 million.
Rob Blake 40 SJ D $3,500,000 Retired
Brett Clark 33 COL D $3,500,000 Signed with the Lightning. 2 years, $3.2 million.
Willie Mitchell 33 VAN D $3,500,000 Signed with the Kings. 2 years, $7 million.
Mike Rathje 36 PHI D $3,500,000
Andy Sutton 35 OTT D $3,500,000 Signed with the Ducks. 2 years, $4.5 million.
Marek Zidlicky MIN D $3,500,000 Re-signed with the Wild. 3 years, $12 million.
Mike Van Ryn 31 TOR D $3,350,000 Retired
Derek Morris 31 PHO D $3,300,000 Re-signs with the Coyotes. 4 years, $11 million.
Ruslan Salei 35 COL D $3,275,000 Signed with the Red Wings. 1 year, $750K plus $350K in bonuses
Adam Foote COL D $3,250,000
Henrik Tallinder 31 BUF D $3,250,000 Signed with the Devils. 4 years, $13.5 million.
Anton Volchenkov 28 OTT D $3,200,000 Signs with the Devils. 6 years, $25.5 million.
Toni Lydman 32 BUF D $3,150,000 Signed with the Ducks. 3 years, $9 million.
Denis Grebeshkov 25 NASH D $3,150,000 Signed with SKA of the KHL
Randy Jones 28 LA D $3,000,000 Signed with the Lightning. 1 year, $1 million.
Joe Corvo 33 WASH D $2,750,000 Signed with the Hurricanes. 2 years, $4.5 million.
Dan Hamhuis 27 NASH D $2,500,000 Signs with the Canucks. 6 years, $27 million.
Brian Pothier 33 CAR D $2,500,000 Signed with the Swiss League
Aaron Ward 37 ANA D $2,500,000 Retired
Adrian Aucoin PHO D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Coyotes. 2 years.
Rostislav Klesla CBJ D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Blue Jackets. 4 years, $11.9 million.
Dennis Seidenberg BOS D $2,250,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 4 years, $13 million.
Mark Eaton 33 PIT D $2,000,000 Signed with the Islanders. 2 years, $5 million.
Shaone Morrisonn 27 WASH D $1,975,000 Signed with the Sabres. 2 years.
Brad Lukowich 33 VAN D $1,800,000 Signed with the Stars
Jordan Leopold 29 PIT D $1,750,000 Signed with the Sabres. 3 years, $ 9 million.
Garnet Exelby 28 TOR D $1,725,000
Niclas Wallin SJ D $1,725,000
Paul Mara 30 MON D $1,675,000
Andrew Ference BOS D $1,625,000 Re-signed with the Bruins. 3 years, $6.75 million.
Mathieu Schneider 41 PHO D $1,550,000
Nick Boynton 31 CHI D $1,500,000 Re-signed with the Blackhawks. 1 year, $500,000
Zbynek Michalek 27 PHO D $1,500,000 Signs with the Penguins. 5 years, $20 million.
Stephane Robidas DAL D $1,500,000 Re-signed with the Stars. 4 years, $13.2 million.
Lukas Krajicek 27 PHI D $1,475,000
Carlo Colaiacovo 27 STL D $1,400,000 Re-signed with the Blues. 2 years, $4.25 million.
Milan Jurcina 27 WAS D $1,375,000 Signed with the Islanders.

Not to much on that list that is better than Meszaros (at that time) outside of the obvious guys who were not gonna sign with Philly anyway. Hamhuis I would have been interested at the time and Volchenkov as well. Robidas and Michalek too. Other than that there isn't much there and as many people know, it is not a guarantee that someone will sign with the Flyers just because they want him to.

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04-19-2013, 01:44 PM
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Lauridsen is simply not ready to be an NHL defenseman full-time. Anyone who thinks he should be our #6 next year from the start is being foolish. He simply has way too many holes in his game. He should return to the AHL, and keep improving.

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04-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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Someone has to teach him how to throw a punch, someone will put him to sleep if he wants to play tough guy.

Plus, he really needs to work on his skating and balance, he does some good things and really bad things, he's a rookie but needs improvement.

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04-19-2013, 02:44 PM
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Someone has to teach him how to throw a punch, someone will put him to sleep if he wants to play tough guy.

Plus, he really needs to work on his skating and balance, he does some good things and really bad things, he's a rookie but needs improvement.
agreed...needs more work in the AHL and log big minutes.

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Lauridsen is simply not ready to be an NHL defenseman full-time. Anyone who thinks he should be our #6 next year from the start is being foolish. He simply has way too many holes in his game. He should return to the AHL, and keep improving.
Agreed, though this NHL time should only help him. He still has quite some work to do, but in a couple years he could be a solid bottom paired d-man.

No complaints here for a 7th round pick.

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Agreed, though this NHL time should only help him. He still has quite some work to do, but in a couple years he could be a solid bottom paired d-man.

No complaints here for a 7th round pick.
This needs emphasis. The Flyers have already "won" by getting big-league time from a 7th rounder. And with Lauridson having the chance to get an up-close look at guys like Timonen and (hopefully) sit at Pronger's feet and absorb his huge lessons about using size and reach to defend, who knows? But if he becomes a good bottom-pairing option, it's a win.

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This needs emphasis. The Flyers have already "won" by getting big-league time from a 7th rounder. And with Lauridson having the chance to get an up-close look at guys like Timonen and (hopefully) sit at Pronger's feet and absorb his huge lessons about using size and reach to defend, who knows? But if he becomes a good bottom-pairing option, it's a win.
What is this, Bernie? TSN?

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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.
I like him. But still think he is at least a year away from playing in the NHL. Come up when he is really ready.

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I like him. But still think he is at least a year away from playing in the NHL. Come up when he is really ready.
Agreed. The kid is a gamer. He needs to work on footwork/speed, but he has the right attitude, decent composure and not bad hands.

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i think everyone who saw him play knew he had some issues. given the situation the Flyers were in I had no problem with the Flyers giving him a look. He still needs time in the AHL. He loses just about every one on one battle. Doesnt matter where it is on the ice. His skating just isnt NHL material right now. I like the kids heart. Cant take that away from him. Hopefully this summer he goes to a power skating camp.

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I don't know why they pulled him out of St. Cloud State after 3 years. He just screams prospect that needs significant development time, and it's not as though he was playing incredible in college to the point where he wasn't being challenged. Take your time with him, and I think he can be an NHL defenseman.

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Fact of the matter is that the Flyers organization needed to see if Lauridsen has a future at the NHL level with the club. I think we can all agree that this season has been the perfect opportunity to see if some of the younger players have a chance. Lauirdsen has shown that he can play at this level. Are there holes in his game? No doubt about it. But in the limited time he's played, he's shown he's capable of holding his own. Yes, he'll need power skating sessions in the off season to improve his skating (something which has also improved greatly from the time he left college). As for positioning and all that, that's only learned through experience. Lauridsen gets the skating down, everything else will fall into place.

I'm very comfortable if he's the 6th - 7th defenseman next year because that means he'll be with the team all year long and he'll be practicing with the team all year long. That also means he'll be able to soak up all the information he needs from guys like Timonen, Schenn, Grossmann and if around, Pronger. Sending him back to the AHL won't do him any good at this point. He needs to be around those guys to pick up what he needs to be successful at the NHL level. He doesn't need to play 20+ minutes a night now. He needs to learn from the best to make it at the next level.

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Yea, at 7/800k (assumed resigning) ill take him in our lineup. We have played much worse guys back there. He will only get better playing better competition, and is in no way a major liability.

Both him and gus deserve to be here.

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I'm prepared to say that Lauridsen has played better than Randy Jones so far while in a Flyers uniform

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I'm prepared to say that Lauridsen has played better than Randy Jones so far while in a Flyers uniform
It's been a long time since the last Randy Jones bashing on this board

While I like what Lauridsen has done so far based on very low expectations in a low pressure situation please keep in mind the small sample size.

We should put this comparison on hold until he has at least played a full season in O&B, or had two subsequent plus (+/-) evens strength campaigns, or even put up a 30 point season like Jones has done once. Randy Jones used to be a very serviceable 3 pairing defenseman until he signed that crazy contract and everybody turned against him. If Ollie can have a similar career, or even better, that's a big success for a 7th round pick already.


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i think he had one of his best games last night honestly. he played just over 19 minutes and obviously being paired with the beast of a man known as schenn has helped but he was winning battles last night and even tossed jagr around a couple times. not saying he'll be anything great but he could def have an NHL future as a 6/7.

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I'm prepared to say that Lauridsen has played better than Randy Jones so far while in a Flyers uniform
*Homer reads your comment*
Aaaaaaaannd the Dane gets a $3,000,000 extension

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