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Ryan O'Reilly Signs With Magnitogorsk (2-yr deal)
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01-15-2013, 06:03 AM
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Both of you have literally made the worst arguments I've ever been a part of since I've joined this board, and I'm not saying that for hyperbole.
Say what you will for how much hes worth, and ive made it perfectly clear that i personally would have given him a 4x5 but it's ridiculously obvious he signed a two year deal in Russia that required it to be matched to force the Avs to give him what he wants after only one good season.
You keep talking as if its a situation where he's not within his rights. Of course he is. I backed the PA throughout the lockout because of the risks they take as players, and even O'Reilly throughout the same period for just signing a deal and waiting for the CBA to resolve what the team he really wants to sign with can do.
After all the rumors, and the days since the CBA was finally ratified, and the KHL deal that required a lot of money to be matched, to say this isn't purely greedy and selfish is ridiculously naive. Pure and simple. Make all the excuses you want. 21 year old players don't do anything resembling anything like this. He set things up to force the team to pay him more than Duchene on a short term deal, or give him a long term deal.
HE's 21 WITH ONE DECENT YEAR OFFENSIVELY YOU SCREWBALLS!!! Who the hell does he think he is??? An elite 1st overall superstar? He's a 2nd round two way player with offensive totals of 26, 26, and 55. Take a short term deal and EARN your long term deal if the team is getting cheap on you. Even Duchene has more of a reason to hold out for more than a two year $3.5 M deal, and he signed that almost instantly. I'm done with this for a day or so because some of you are looking at this without any sensible thinking just like O'Reilly, and its extemely frustrating.
You're the one being naive here... someone could ask Who the hell do you think you are, to tell him how much money he should make??
Its a business since he signed his first pro contract... doesnt matter that he is just 21, its a business and you're just pissed because this time around a RFA has the leverage over your loved team.
In the first three years of his carrer he made less than 3M while Duchene made 9-10M, and O'Reilly played a bigger role than what he was paid for. So i dont blame him for trying to sign the very most lucrative deal he can right now.
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