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01-15-2013, 01:20 PM
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Hilarious all of you are criticizing a defensive forward for not putting up more points.
I dont' think at any point in any thread anyone criticized O'Reilly for not scoring more.
Higher point totals just get you more money in the NHL, especially at 21. Thats just a fact. Doesn't mean he's not as important to a team as a higher scoring player.
If Kreci and Giroux signed three year deals at $3.75M coming off 73 and 76 point seasons at the same age, he has no basis to make comparisons for deserving more. Even if he finds an example of a similar defensive player making more money at his age, it's balanced out by their deals, and Duchene's deal on the same team.
I think a three year deal at or even a little more than Giroux's and Krejci's deal is the perfect compromise if they can't agree on a 5 year deal. It gets him out of the KHL deal, and gives him a little more than Duchene, without it being a slap in the face since it's a three year, and Duchene could be in a position to command $5+ if he has a couple good seasons.
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