Should the Oilers Consider Jamie Lundmark?

As per TSN and Jonathan Willis' Hockey or Die, Jamie Lundmark has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames. Willis suggests the Oilers might have their eyes on Colin Stuart, but to me Jamie Lundmark makes a lot of sense.

An Edmonton native, Lundmark is no spring chicken. Having played bits and pieces in the NHL since 2002, Lundmark knows the kind of work it takes to stick with an NHL club. He was finally able to do that quite well in Calgary last year, which makes his being placed on waivers somewhat of a surprise.

Lundmark in 27 games with the Flames had 8 goals, 8 assists for 16 points. He did it not playing with elite talent which means he should be relied upon to produce in a third or fourth line type role with the Oilers. He's never been a high point producer, but he's been able to hold his own on lesser lines and he brings much of what the Oilers lack in terms of on-ice skills.

He's not small being listed at 6 ft and almost 200 pounds. He can win faceoffs (51.7% last year and 47.6% with LA and above 53.4% in Calgary again the year before.) He also finished last year above sea level at a +/- 2.

The question is whether or not Lundmark makes it as far as the Oilers in terms of waiver wire status. A #9th overall first round draft pick gets noticed when being placed on waivers. If he doesn't get claimed and the Oilers successfully move both Schremp and Reddox, Lundmark should get serious consideration. It might be nice to see a Calgary player come to Edmonton and be a Flames killer instead of the other way around.

3 comments:

Anyone that has a faceoff percentage over 40% is welcome on my team ... man we need a faceoff man

llcooljayce
September 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM comment-delete

Plus him and Comrie played together as members of the St. Albert Saints

September 29, 2009 at 10:20 PM comment-delete

Size, faceoff ability and a positive +/-? Quinn is drooling.

September 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM comment-delete

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