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02-03-2013, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by TwoPadStack View Post
How important a coach perceives a player to be, versus what the organization's management perceives that player's worth to be, is often quite different.

Since we're all experts on the market... what is the going rate for players who had the most ice time amongst forwards on their team, just like you said?
Misleading question, just like the leading the team in points thing. O'reilly had a great season last year but leading the Avs in ice time and points with 55 points is absolutely needs to be taken in context - 55 points is 55 points and the Avs were an average team with one of the other main options at center slumping badly/injured. It's still one season and he should still be asked to prove that it's sustainable.

I think he's absolutely worth 4x4, and consecutively more over 5 or 6 years respectively. If the Avs are not willing to commit that at this point I don't really agree with their valuation but what can you do.

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