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12-07-2004, 11:18 PM
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Lucas Lawson

Why is Lawson on the Wolfpack??? I think he is garbage. I would rather have Lee Falardeau in Hartford since he is a solid prospect. Why not call up Falardeau and send Lawson to Charlotte.

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Why is Lawson on the Wolfpack??? I think he is garbage. I would rather have Lee Falardeau in Hartford since he is a solid prospect. Why not call up Falardeau and send Lawson to Charlotte.
I am just guessing that they want Falardeau to get quality playing time to adjust to playing on wing rather than center. In Hartford, they need someone to be a healthy scratch and to jump in when there are injuries and/or someone is in Mcgill's doghouse. My guess is Lawson is there just to scratch as often as possible because you need someone there just incase. Lee needs minutes and that is what he is getting with the Checkers.

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yea but why not give him minutes in the AHL, he is the ability to be an NHL player. Why not have him play in a league that is tougher than the ECHL.

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Just because half the time he would not be playing with the team being as deep as it is right now.

Whether people agree with it or not, the following 10 players are locks to play the majority of the time in Hartford, barring injury and doghouse time:
Lundmark
Balej
Wiseman
Ulmer
Moore
Gernander
Ortmeyer
Betts
Hamilton
Murray

That's 10 spots.

The following are others who have been playing forward:
Helminen
Weller (when our D healthy)
Gillies
Hollweg
Giroux
Lawson

Right now the Pack are just too deep to call up Lee. Even with Pock, Betts and Ulmer out, the roster is filled tonight with no callups (8 from the first list, minus Ulmer and Betts; add in Helminen, Gillies, Hollweg, Giroux to make it 12).

The best possible thing that could happen, and it is a ton of wishful thinking, is there is an NHL season, some of the Pack play at MSG and Lee jumps up to Hartford.

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12-08-2004, 12:05 PM
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yea but why not give him minutes in the AHL, he is the ability to be an NHL player. Why not have him play in a league that is tougher than the ECHL.
he has the ability to be a nhler based on what? his play in charlotte this year is the ONLY positive results he has had since being drafted after a bad college career, where his coach didn't want him back for his senior year...at this point he hasn't even proven he is capable of playing in the AHL no less the nhl...

second, where is he going to get minutes in the AHL?? he has been playing LW in charlotte (which he has never played before so he is learning a new position). so if the rangers want him to play LW that would automatically put him behind wiseman, giroux and murray. so at BEST he would be the 4th line LW if you put him ahead of gillies, lawson, etc and hollweg & helminen both play center. he wouldn't get quality ice time in hartford...

third, whats the rush?? finally after 2 years we are starting to see something positive out of falardeau in charlotte...so why rush him to hartford?? maybe he's finally putting things together. why not let him have some success in charlotte and then move forward?

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he has the ability to be a nhler based on what? his play in charlotte this year is the ONLY positive results he has had since being drafted after a bad college career, where his coach didn't want him back for his senior year...at this point he hasn't even proven he is capable of playing in the AHL no less the nhl...

second, where is he going to get minutes in the AHL?? he has been playing LW in charlotte (which he has never played before so he is learning a new position). so if the rangers want him to play LW that would automatically put him behind wiseman, giroux and murray. so at BEST he would be the 4th line LW if you put him ahead of gillies, lawson, etc and hollweg & helminen both play center. he wouldn't get quality ice time in hartford...

third, whats the rush?? finally after 2 years we are starting to see something positive out of falardeau in charlotte...so why rush him to hartford?? maybe he's finally putting things together. why not let him have some success in charlotte and then move forward?
Since Sather took him so high, Sather would do antyhing to make the pick look good. I thought he would fit better in the AHL than ECHL.

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I don't think...

Sather give a rat's arse where he drafted Falardeau. He has drafted so many other players that hopefully will make us forget about Falardeau, and he has the team and other prospects on the 'Pack to think of before he does something silly like displace someone going well in Hartford to put Falardeau there. Things are going well right now. Falardeau's where he belongs. When he starts scoring more than a point-per-game on a consistend basis in Charlotte, them perhaps one can start clamoring for Lee to be on the 'Pack.

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Sather give a rat's arse where he drafted Falardeau. He has drafted so many other players that hopefully will make us forget about Falardeau, and he has the team and other prospects on the 'Pack to think of before he does something silly like displace someone going well in Hartford to put Falardeau there. Things are going well right now. Falardeau's where he belongs. When he starts scoring more than a point-per-game on a consistend basis in Charlotte, them perhaps one can start clamoring for Lee to be on the 'Pack.
just to remind everyone, he was not drafted to be a scoring forward, he was drafted to be a bobby holik type player actually compared to Joel Otto.

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That's not forgotten..

but at 23, Joel Otto scored a bit more than a point-per-game at the AHL level and Bobby Holik scored 21 goals in the NHL as a 19 year old. From what I've heard, the guy's not very physical and has a ways to go before he can be talked about in the same breath as those two.

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just to remind everyone, he was not drafted to be a scoring forward, he was drafted to be a bobby holik type player actually compared to Joel Otto.
The only person who has ever compared him to Joel Otto is Sather. Falardeau is not a physical player. Actually he is not physical at all. Even his staunchest supporters have to admit that. He cannot play the physical game that Holik can. Nor can he do it like Otto could.
He does not have the scoring touch that these players have. At least he did not in college. Heck, he was run off his own college team, who did not want him back. He is playing well in the ECHL. But the odds of him being a usefull NHL player are small.

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