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01-15-2013, 11:56 AM
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Appleanche
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I just want to mention this, Ryan Kesler makes 5 million a year. A guy with a 40 goal season, a few 70 pointers, and a Selke under his belt...

If anyone thinks that the Avs should be paying O'Reilly 5 million they are insane, especially since he's 21 with really one good season under his belt, with the team retaining for years to come.

Signing him to a 5million deal means he's paid nearly as much or more than Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, Brad Marchand, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, and these deals were pre lockout.. with the cap going down the Avs can't afford another Stastny like contract..

Things are about to get a lot less exciting for the KHL and a 21 year old Canadian in it, with all the superstars gone including his teammate Malkin, he's probably going to get the fever when he sees games online.

The bottom line is you can't give UFA money to 21 year old RFAs and expect that this team be competitive in the future.

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