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01-31-2013, 09:19 PM
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Without Orlov and with the 2nd being a 1st, maybe. At this point I'd rather have Orlov than Luke Schenn.
Thing to consider is that even if Ovi plays at the level he played last season/in the KHL he's a 40g 80p player at worst on pretty much any team that has top 6 players to put him with and secondary scoring depth. Flyers top 6 would probably be Ovechkin-Giroux-Simmonds/Hartnell-Briere-Read. Laviolette runs an offensive style. In that situation he's probably 45-95 if not 50-100+. And he still brings everything in the playoffs.
That's a trade that would haunt us for a long time.
I think it was a pretty fair offer as is. There's absolutely no guarantee Ovi is a 45-95 player in Philly or anywhere close to it. It's a huge gamble for the Flyers and it would be a mighty great start to a Washington mini-rebuild.
I tried to put together a realistic and fair offer for both sides. A lot of people would probably argue that given the current state of Ovi's game this is an overpayment. I think it's a gamble that's worth it, but many others would disagree. Assuming Orlov is kept in the deal, I could see the 2nd becoming a 1st, provided the 1st rounder is top-15 protected for 2013 (because the Flyers are awful this yr).
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