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01-31-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by thedoctor View Post
I think from O'Reilly's persepctive, he felt was never going to get a fair shake here after they committed to Duchene. He'd always get 3rd class minutes and linemates to some degree, behind Duchene and Stastny. He wants to either force the Avs to commit to him as a top player in some fashion (and how better than forcing a big contract?) or to get traded to a place he will get those minutes/linemates.

I don't think this whole situation has anything to do with Stastny or Duchene, unless ROR has a really low self-esteem. Last year he outplayed than both, and if he managed to do that again this year, i'm pretty sure the Avs would gladly find another team for Stastny.

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