Thread: Confirmed with Link: Penguins claim Cal O'Reilly
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02-01-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
Guys, at least he has skill. Sure beats trading a first or second rounder for yet another bottom sixer like Travis Moen.
1st or 2nd rounder aside (Montreal was fine with ditching Cammy for Bourque; they aren't going to want a first for someone like Moen), no, it really doesn't.

I'm not much of a Moen fan, but if the choices are a fancy skill guy who will score 6-10 goals or a forechecking board player who will score 6-10 goals, the second guy's the more valuable and useful player. And not by a little bit, either. This is why guys like Stan Chistov wash out and guys like Ian Laperriere have long careers.

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