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05-15-2013, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by I am the Liquor View Post
One of the three high second round picks (basically first rounders) to actually turn into something useful?

Looks like a long shot at best.
You think it is a long shot that Lander plays in the NHL?

Of course you need to define useful. Take a look at this thread.

Notice that not one player drafted at #30 between 1999 to 2008 became a top six forward or top 4 dman. And if you look at the 50 players taken in the 26-30 slot over that period only ten reached that level.

So yes, the odds of a high second rounder turning into something better than Lander is a long shot at best.

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