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01-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
And two of the others MDZ, and Kullikov signed 2 year bridge deals, while the other, the clearly better and more likely top six scorer than O'Reilly signed the long term deal.

I'm telling you that KHL match deal f' d everything up. They can't give him more than Duchene on a two year deal just on principle. It'd be a slap in the face to him, and potentially cause a rift.
I think it would be a slap in the face to O'Reilly if they tell him he can't make more than Duchene even though he was clearly the better player last season. Duchene was much better the first two years but I think the most recent season probably has a big impact on the negotiations.

Duchene doesn't seem like the kind of guy who be upset over something like this. He quickly signed his contract and he knows if he plays like he's capable of, he'll be the highest paid player on the team in 1.5 years.

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