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01-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
I think a 4M dollar multi year deal is absolutely fair. 5M a year?
Unfortunately, OReilly has not had a long enough career to justify that type of contract demand.
A lot of what goes into demands is what role a player will play in the foreseeable future. Again, unfortunately for OReilly, theres no way of knowing at this point if he has the offense to be a top 2 center. I do believe he can generate more offense, but he will require the ice time to do it. And with 3 legitimate centers, there isnt enough time to go around for all of them to have great numbers.
Either way, If im oreilly, I dont see why, if im being compared defensively to the likes of Datsyuk, why hed want to lock him a long term price when if he could take another step offensively, he would be entrenched as a top center in just a couple of years.
If anything, take a contract that takes you to the end of Stastny's deal, and justify that you are worth 5+ or even 6+ over the next 2 years.
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