Lundkvist needs an expanded role

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Lundkvist needs an expanded role

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Lundkvist was drafted in the first round. The talent is definitely there and he just needs to play a LOT now. More PP time for sure. If the coaches will show the same faith in him that they have with Wyatt you'll see Nils blossom. He can handle the pressure and overcome the few mistakes he'll make. It's time to go 20 mins a game with him. No reason not to. You'll start to see that it will energize the forwards and even help the dmen see how the puck can be moved. He's very creative and just needs the chance.

He's 23, he'll be just fine and surprise us even more. He's 3 years older than Wyatt and has the same type maturity about him. Why not give him big mins? Take some from Hank, Suter...let him learn on the fly...he's very bright. Turn him loose, give him the big minutes.
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Lundkvist will be great with Lindell...time to turn him lose...he's in the same mold as a Quinn Hughes
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Scouting Report on Lundkvist:
Offensive Game
Lundkvist is skilled with the puck on his stick. He can skate the puck out of danger as well as lead the rush in the transition game. Lundkvist has poise at the point on the power play. He controls the play and can move laterally to create passing and shooting lanes. He sees the ice well, and has the passing skill to make plays from the point, to make the first pass in transition, as well as to make the long breakaway passes.

Lundkvist is much more comfortable as a play maker than as a shooter. When he does get a shot, its often by sneaking in from the point and taking a shot from the top of the faceoff circles. He has a good wrist shot with a quick release. However, Lundkvist lacks power on his slap shot and one-timer. He will need to work on these. Some added upper body strength can help, but he is likely to always be more of a play maker than a shooter on the point.
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Re: Lundkvist needs an expanded role

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He’s not quite there on defense yet.
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