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01-16-2013, 08:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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These are two number one defensmen mind you..
Is O'reilly your number one center?
I'm confused to why i'm quoted, but i'll answer. If the Avs part with RoR, we'd want a top pairing or potential top pairing d-man, not prospect. As good as a prospect like Gormley is, it's too much of a risk. I believe Gormley will be a top 4 d-man in the NHL, but when you trade someone with Radars age, production, and potential, we'd better be getting at the very least, a semi-established piece back.
O'Reilly was our '#1 center' last year, I don't have a crystal ball so I can't say if he'll replicate that season, but all signs point to yes. He was our leading scorer while putting up amazing defensive stats as well. You also have to remember the Avs role 3 scoring lines rather than the more conventional top 2 lines, so defining one of the Avs center as #1 is a bit misleading.
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