Thread: Proposal: Colorado-Toronto
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01-21-2011, 08:42 PM
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seanlinden
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I see little reason for either team to consider this.

From the Avs perspective, they have their centre depth stacked up for the long haul and O'Reilly fits perfectly as the #3. Gunnarsson wouldn't make a substantial difference to their team and Gustavsson's value has got to be very close to zero because of the 1-way contract.

From the Leaf perspective, it's unlikely that O'Reilly ever becomes more than a great #3C, sort of in the mold of Dave Bolland. Of course, Toronto's current #3 centre is Darryl Boyce which is a problem, but Tyler Bozak could do a more than adequate job at #3 if we get that #1 guy (or if Nazem Kadri can develop into that player). Gunnarsson on the other hand is a valuable guy to hopefully anchor our 3rd pair next year (gotta ditch Komisarek for cap concerns) which would allow us to play a rookie alongside him. He also has the potential to make Beauchemin expendable when his contract is done.

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