Thread: News Article: Canucks Re-Sign Shane O'Brien
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07-07-2009, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
I'm not sure I'd attribute it to that.

It was only a couple of seasons ago that O'Brien fetched a 1st round pick in a trade. There are lots of teams around the NHL that wouldn't think twice about giving up a third round pick in an offer sheet to bring O'Brien in. He's relatively young, he's got upside, and he's still an RFA next season.

That sets his baseline value at $1.5m. Adding an extra $100k to get a deal done is a no-brainer.
Yeah, I guess. Tampa was slightly nuts to give up a first round pick for him but you're absolutely right, most teams would not hesitate to give up a third round pick in an offer sheet deal.

I still maintain that Gillis is a player's GM, even though I guess I got a little ahead of myself on this particular example. Didn't think about offer sheets and such...

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