Time to part ways with Okposo?
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01-27-2013, 12:05 PM
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Ryan O'Reilly has had 1 impressive season with the Avs: 18 goals, 37 assists. He's looking for $5m per on a long term deal. Okposo's long term deal averages $2.8m per.
For those fans who last summer called for Snow to trade Grabner and who are now, calling for Snow to trade Okposo: Snow is not trading young core players, on cheap contracts.
Get back to him when these guys start making big bucks in 2014-2015 and see if consistency is still a problem.
O'Reilly is overvaluing himself. There are intangibles to be considered when evaluating the worth of a player. If it was just a matter of points divided into dollars it would be too simple because the game is about much more than points unless you get to very high levels. I think O'Reilly plays a pretty complete game but he has to prove he can keep up the point production before he gets that type contract.
Okposo lacks a lot of the intangibles and his best numbers do not warrant anything more than he is getting. Okposo is NOT a complete hockey player, he lacks hockey sense, an inner drive to push himself to succeed, a physical element.
Grabner had a poor season last year compared to the first year, but he brings more complete ability than Okposo does and is more valuable to the team.
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