Thread: Confirmed with Link: Penguins claim Cal O'Reilly
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02-01-2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by td_ice View Post
Sounds a bit like Letestu.
I thought this as well when I first heard we claimed him. Though Letestu is more physical, better on faceoffs, and probably a better shooter. O'Reilly's a better playmaker and a better skater, from what I recall.

It will be interesting to see how O'Reilly fits in the Pens lineup. He's not exactly a Bylsma-type player. He's not physical, isn't great defensively, doesn't really grind.

I wonder if Staal's injury is taking longer to heal than first thought? Or is this an insurance move because Sid's return is such a question mark? Otherwise, I'm not sure where O'Reilly is an upgrade on our current roster. He's not a better 4th line center than Vitale or Park, and he's not going to add more offense while still being solid defensively on the 3rd line than Jeffrey.

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