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01-17-2013, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
No, Duchene may have put up more points, but it wasn't like O'Reilly sucked in those first two seasons. ROR has always been reliable defensively from the start, and he proved he could be a reliable top-six forward and scoring threat this season.

So no, it's not a wash. It's ridiculous for anyone to expect O'Reilly to accept the same wait-and-see contract that Duchene signed.
Offense pays. Good defense and 26 points doesn't. The only reason it's equal is because Duchene's production dropped, at least in part due to injuries, and O'Reilly's increased last year.

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