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09-03-2013, 01:35 PM
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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.
I just don't see Lander ever being much more than a 2o point guy.
I could careless what Acton can become as the 4th line center could be a revolving door year after year. It really shouldn't be that hard of a position to fill successfully every year. The guys are a dime a dozen.
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