Found November 14, 2012 on
The 6th Sens:
In the wake of Cowen going under the knife to repair a torn labrum in his hip – the procedure itself is scheduled for this Saturday – I, like many others, alluded to the immense pressure that will be placed on the team’s veteran defencemen.
I neglected to mention Mike Lundin’s name.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent during the summer, this James Gordon doppelganger has maintained an incredibly low profile during this lockout.
Relative to the recently acquired Marc Methot, it is understandable to see Lundin’s story not garner the same kind of attention as the return of a homegrown talent. Of course it helps that Methot maintains his public profile by engaging fans on Twitter and generally making himself available to the local media.
With the exception of a charity game appearance in Chicago, Lundin has essentially been out of sight and out of mind.
Only playing 17 games for the Wild last season did not exactly help his visibility - a $1.15M contract offer fro...
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