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01-20-2013, 09:05 PM
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saskriders
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Originally Posted by hockeyalltheway View Post
I despise this line of thinking. Just because we drafted him, Lehner automatically gets preferential treatment? So even if Anderson turns into the second coming of Patrick Roy, it's still Lehner's job to lose?
Not just because we drafted him, but because he has been excellent at all levels, and is still 3 or 4 years from when most goalies become a starter. Anderson has been great for us, but has only been here a year and a quarter. If you look at the rest of his career he is inconsistent. Go ask the Avs board what they think of Anderson. We should stay the course on the rebuild, and not change our plans, and end up having the guy playing the most important position be in his mid 30s and starting to decline as our time as a contender just starts

Nobody is saying Lehner should have been the starter last year, but he is still much more valuable to us then Anderson

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