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01-19-2013, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyrolean View Post
He hasn't proven anything yet at the Pro level.
Actually he has. He has played in the SEL and established himself as an excellent defensman. He is also just turned 19 so I'd say so far this is a clear positive on the scouting side.

Originally Posted by rockinghockey View Post
Over the last few years Oiler fans have been raving about how great the Oiler's scouting staff has been.

But are they really that good?

Anyone could of taken Hall, RNH and Yak when the have the 1st over all pick but what about other picks that they said were so great but they really don't seem to be?

Pitlick not developing so well
Hamilton not developing so well
Lander not developing so well
Morrow should they really have taken him

Are we over rating out scouting staff?
To be honest, relative to where he was picked Lander is turning out quite well. He looks like a surefire NHL'er to me.

I think Pitlick also becomes an everyday NHL'er but it may be in the role of a grinder rather than as a more skilled guy. Still a second round pick only has about a 1 in 6 chance of making the NHL, even if they are high up in round two the odds are still no better than about 1 in 4.

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