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09-03-2013, 01:28 PM
Beauty Fakes
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
I kinda disagree as I don't see Lander ever being much more than a 3rd liner, which is good but I don't think you give him a spot because of this. Especially considering you can go out and sign proven 3rd liners everyday of the week.
I honestly don't think that's true. 3C isn't as easy to fill as all that. Guys who can contribute offensively, shut down other teams' top lines, win important face-offs, PK effectively and move up into 2C in a pinch don't exactly grow on trees. If Lander can grow into that guy in 2 or 3 years by playing regular 4C minutes, it would be a real coup for Oilers' drafting and development. Personally, I think if he's given the opportunity, the odds of Lander becoming that guy are probably around 50/50. Conversely, I put the odds of Will Acton becoming that guy at around a million to one.

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