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05-13-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Redwood Original View Post
Say Lazar turned out to be Ryan O'Reilly and nothing more, nothing less, isn't that exactly what this team needs? People have been pining for an "O'Reilly type player" for two years, and now everyone wants to avoid choosing a guy who is a very solid bet to turn into exactly that?

If we miss out on guys with a better overall game, Barkov, Monahan, Lindholm, why not make the "safe" pick? The overall game, character, drive, enthusiasm, that Lazar brings to the rink is everything the Edmonton Oilers lack.
Lists of first round busts are littered with "safe" picks. And since when is Lazar a "solid bet" to be an O'Reilly type? No scouting service would have him out of the top ten if that was the case.

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