Thread: Salary Cap: Colorado Avalanche Cap Thread
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02-29-2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Varmalov View Post
O'Reilly is worth 4 million per season if not more...... and where he picked doesn't matter any more (3 NHL seasons matter now) and his game is a lot more then points (as an Avs fan you should know that).

No way he sign for 3 million per
Absolutely his game is more than points, but that's already included in a big raise over the nearest comparable. Not to mention Perron doesn't exactly lack for intangibles either.

I'm looking for more comparables, I think you're right that draft position matters less. But there's a ton of guys recently drafted with the same level of production statistically -- Gagner, Voracek, Perron, and all landed in the low 2m for the 2nd contract. O'Reilly does give some more defensively, but he's also getting a big raise over those guys at 3m.

Time will tell. But 4m seems like massive overpayment considering the body of comparables. 3 years might be a little long too, maybe it's more like 2y2.75m. Again, everyone claiming O'Reilly will make 4m+, show me some market comparables.

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