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10-06-2003, 07:57 PM
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Why do a lot of posters think Horcoff is going to play 3rd or 4th line center? Isn't it Horcoff's picture that replaced Comrie's at the Oilers' website? Didn't Sean bulk up abit for this year's training camp, then get injured and the Oilers have been babying him through said injury? Just like they are being extra carefull with Smytty they are setting Horcoff and Smytty up to have a big years.

Horcoff might play a game or two on the 3rd and/or 4th line to get into game shape but he is heading for the 1st or 2nd line. Anyone who thinks differently give your head a shake. Last year wasn't a fluke it was a breakout year for Horcoff.

Stoll is the real deal too and unless the Smytty-center-experiment starts filling the twine with rubber, Smytty is back on the wall where he belongs and crashing the net. But there's more depth in the lineup now and Smytty could be rested more if he gets banged up a little. One more high quality defenseman and the Oilers' roster could really compete.

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