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Ryan O'Reilly Signs With Magnitogorsk (2-yr deal)
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01-08-2013, 09:42 AM
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Whether O'Reilly is being paid nicely or not in Russia, he'll be back with the team. You guys worry way too much.
There is no question in my mind that he will be back with the team, the question is for how long will he be with the Avs?
He is a valuable trade piece for the Avs, and honestly, one that is somewhat expendable with Duchene and Stastny around (who can be a serviceable to good 1-2 punch depending on which Duchene plays). Granted I'd rather trade Stastny, but from a business perspective Stastny might be easier to deal with, and ROR might get more in a trade as he is still a RFA and young. This doesn't mention the fact that we have two players who might develop into second line centers in the system, and if we are just looking for a third line center we have plenty of options that could step in this year. I won't be one bit surprised if O'Reilly is packaged with Barrie or Elliot to upgrade our defense and pick up a serviceable third line center.
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