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RNH vs Gabriel Landeskog

View Poll Results: RNH or GL
RNH now and future 88 48.89%
Lando now and future 52 28.89%
Oilers fan choosing RNH 26 14.44%
Avs fan choosing Lando 14 7.78%
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I'll take RNH. The kid is too talented to ignore.

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Both are going to be great players IMO but RNH is the center and will put up more points. I think Landeskog actually scores more goals in their primes but it won't be by enough to offset how many more assist RNH will get. On top of that Landeskog could become a Selke caliber defender to go with the more physical game he brings to the table. RNH is a good defender for his age and should improve himself but I don't see great defense form him the way I see it in Skog.

TLR RNH in the future, but it's close.


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I love Landeskog's complete game. But If I'm in need of a clear #1 C and I see RNH's vision and amazing passing skills when I can puthim between Eberle and Hall (Yakupov?), I take RNH with all respect to the other.

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I totally believe in choosing by BPA in the draft. In this case the Oilers had the choice to pick either guy and went with RNH and there aren't many that will disagree with the pick. Yes Lando's game is insane and he's a huge asset but RNH IS the Oilers pp and his position as a #1 C is something the Oilers have lacked since Doug Weight. Not only is RNH better but he fill a massive need on this team. RNH everyday of the week.

From the Avs perspective, they have awesome Centres already so getting Landeskog fills a need there too. Essentially draft order has worked out best for both teams, but consider the Avs had 1st overall would they have chosen Lando? IMO they pick RNH and trade assets to fill needs. This is the same problem we have here in Edmonton with the 2012 1st overall.

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avs fan that thinks rnh will be the better player in the future while playing the more important position too, he just needs to add some weight to better handle faceoffs and become a good defensive player, i know oilers fans say that rnh is above average defensively but i disagree, what he is good at is sneaky takeaways in the neutral zone but his defensive positioning in the d zone is not above average and he isnt physical enough when behind the net or on the half boards

its odd that landeskog now rnh future isnt an option because that would be winning this poll

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I totally believe in choosing by BPA in the draft. In this case the Oilers had the choice to pick either guy and went with RNH and there aren't many that will disagree with the pick. Yes Lando's game is insane and he's a huge asset but RNH IS the Oilers pp and his position as a #1 C is something the Oilers have lacked since Doug Weight. Not only is RNH better but he fill a massive need on this team. RNH everyday of the week.

From the Avs perspective, they have awesome Centres already so getting Landeskog fills a need there too. Essentially draft order has worked out best for both teams, but consider the Avs had 1st overall would they have chosen Lando? IMO they pick RNH and trade assets to fill needs. This is the same problem we have here in Edmonton with the 2012 1st overall.
TBH I would've wanted them to pick Landeskog, I know that there where avs fans that disagreed but I was in love with the kid all season and think he'll become an Iginla or Parise esque winger for us.

Putting that aside I also had reservations because RNH could be an upgrade over Duchene down the road, but I felt much better about going forward with Duchene and Landeskog than RNH and whoever we traded for. It's a little different with centers than wingers cause unless they can play on the wing you can't have as many centers and still make it work as you can wingers. You guys can actually move forward with Hall, Eberle and Yakubov on your team, adding RNH to the Avs would've meant that somebody had to change positions or get traded.

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