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12-11-2011, 12:49 PM
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Mike Lundin

How has he been playing since he's come back? It seems he's averaging 20 minute a night, got one assist, and is playing on a one million dollar contract.

I think he said it best when if you never notice him he's doing his job right. I still think we should tie this guy up for a few more years after this. He's still young and could provide a could shut down D pairing with Schultz.

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12-11-2011, 12:50 PM
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Exactly - he plays a quiet game and is a sleek puck moving type guy who finds a way to get the puck from the back boards and either leads a breakout or gets it out of the zone. He's not going to be the most physical guy out there it seems but he plays smart and looks to have found a spot on the 2nd team PP for now.

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12-11-2011, 01:21 PM
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What about this thread?

It's only on page 3.

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He's healthy now - it's all good.

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I never notice him.

That means hes doing his damned job.

I like it.

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12-11-2011, 04:43 PM
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I think he's a great addition to the blueline. Defensive and pretty good puck-mover. We've kind of missed a guy like him since we traded Johnsson away.

He adds a lot more than Zanon and Zidlicky does at this point. I'd think about re-signing Lundin and moving Zidlicky this off-season.

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12-11-2011, 05:09 PM
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He's by far the best of the vets.

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12-11-2011, 05:24 PM
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I never notice him.

That means hes doing his damned job.

I like it.
He's made some great passes that allow our forwards to break into the offensive zone. PAY ATTENTION, MAN!

Kidding!

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12-11-2011, 05:32 PM
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I never notice him.

That means hes doing his damned job.

I like it.
Exactly the way I like my defensmen as well. The only time i wanna notice you is firing a rocket from the point.

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12-11-2011, 06:04 PM
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The breakout pass to Taffe to set up Kaptain Koivu's one-timer was pretty noticeable.

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12-11-2011, 06:50 PM
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He did some breakout passes a few games a go too.

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12-13-2011, 12:34 PM
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He did some breakout passes a few games a go too.
Brodziak's break-a-way that rang off a pipe....I remember that one.

He is easily our best break-out passer, so I have noticed that. but agree with not noticing much in the Defensive zone (at least not noticing any mistakes down there) being a very good thing.

He's playing like we expect to get out of Brodin, except Brodin will probably get PP time as well.

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12-13-2011, 03:03 PM
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Yeah, I haven't watched Lundin that often to see how well he is offensively, his numbers aren't all that great from seasons pass, but if he can get the rush going then I'm all for extending his contract a few seasons until our other prospects get rolling. He can take Zanon's spot once another propsect comes up like Cuma if he can roll with the NHL. We desperately need a PMD.

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12-13-2011, 03:08 PM
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Don't count prospects like Brodin until they actually have knocked in the door and taken out people above them on the depth charts.

Lundin would be a good long-term addition to this team. At the very least, he and Schultz could be a 2nd or 3rd pairing if the kids all become Hulks.

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Sorry for the thread bump, but how's Lundin been this season?

I always liked him when he was with the Lightning.

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Wish there was something else but Lundin was the most injured of the injury-prone defensive corps. We never really got a good look.

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Played 17 games, managed 2 assists, was a -1.

Overall, I'm disappointed that he couldn't stay healthy. I also believe he was a healthy scratch for a lot of games - some of us suspect he clashed with our coach.

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05-22-2012, 08:56 AM
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Didn't seem like he had a chance at all. It's pretty hard to look good playing with what we had and doubly so if you're a new guy who isn't allowed to play stretches at a time.

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My personal, speculative opinion is that he's done in the NHL. Something went wrong with his back very early in training camp and was never the same, even when he was "healthy".

His wife took a coaching position at Apple Valley and I wouldn't be shocked to hear that he is moving into high school coaching soon as well.

After it was released that he was injured with a back issue, he just never looked the same as he did in Tampa...

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He's still pretty young though. A combination of surgery and a smart trainer could potentially get him healthy. He was pretty good with Tampy a couple years back, especially for his age.

But he would have to either go to the minors or Europe and hope to get a chance in the majors again.

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05-22-2012, 10:32 AM
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If he can get healthy I can still him being a decent 2nd or 3rd pairing shutdown d-man. Don't think it will be on the Wild though.

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I am afraid if he has already out done his stay :/

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05-24-2012, 01:28 AM
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If we can get him on a two way deal for cheap I would be down.

Minnesota native afterall.

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He won't be back with the Wild.

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