Thread: Value of: Ryan O'Reilly
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01-07-2013, 08:13 AM
Pierce Hawthorne
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
The plus would have to be pretty nice from the Avs. I wouldn't trade Kulikov for any of the Avs three centers. He has OEL type value, just doesn't do it in a market where he gets enough credit or it crammed down peoples throats. He would have to be very hard to move unless his contract demands are ridiculous and he is really threatening leaving for Russia on them.
Im a huge fan of Kulikov and would love to see him on the Avs, would even entertain the idea of a Oreilly/Kulikov trade but Kulikov does not hold the Value of OEL right now, he's simply not on his level.

And the market thing is a terrible argument, Phoenix has arguably a worse market then Florida certainly no better. OEL is simply the better player.

Kulikov and Oreilly hold very similar value right now, and a 1 for 1 swap would be pretty fair. Avs could add a Defensive Dman to replace Kulikov, while the Panthers could add a 3C to replace Oreilly.

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