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01-15-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TwoPadStack View Post
O'Ry's agent can, and has, put together a case that identifies him as one of the premiere defensive players of the past 20 years... statistically speaking. Given the offensive production increase as well that those players(and other players he is compared to) achieved, he has a really strong case. Sherman appears to be a hell of a negotiator though. As far as I know, only Jones had easy negotiations, but I don't know all of them.
Statistically speaking, and even from observing his game, one could make a very strong case for him being one of the best two way players (purely two way, not Datsyuk level with PPG level offense). The problem lies in his age, and only one good offensive season with the rookie of the year, to hold out for a long term deal. He very well may deserve it, and I personally believe his offense won't dip much if any, but it's unreasonable for them to ignore the aspects that I just mentioned and refuse a short term deal.

Is it fair to say that at this point, or even at any point, he doesn't want to sign a similar or the exact deal that Duchene did? Whether it's one or two years?

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