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02-04-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Landeslog View Post
This would make sense if they gave Duchene like a $5+ million contract. But they gave him a fair and cheap prove-yourself deal.

If oreilly thinks so highly of himself I don't see what's wrong with the short, fair deal and he can cash in in 2 years like Duchene.
Kevin Weekes said on Hotstove (CBC rumor show) that the Avs still weren't sold on Duchene. The reason they weren't sold on Duchene was because he was a huge liability last season during our playoff drive. It was to the point that Sacco could barely put him on the ice because of all the awful turnovers. Duchene had to prove to the franchise that he is the player that they drafted. He worked hard in the off season and looks like the player that we saw his first 2 years, likely even better. I think most of the fans have looked at Duchene's performance this season and thought, well if we get this output for 3.5, then how in the world can ROR be asking for more. But when they gave it to Duchene they could have been paying the turnover machine from last season 3.5 mill. ROR has steadily improved and was an integral part of the team last season.

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