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02-08-2013, 05:52 AM
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The Sweetness
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As a Rangers fan I believe Del Zotto has more value than OReilly, and this is coming from someone who loves O'Reilly. Del Zotto has made great strides in his play over the last year and as someone stated has been the best Ranger defender this year, on what is arguably the best backline in the NHL (nice to see the same poster give Stralman some love as well).

I'd much rather do Stepan+ for O'Reilly assuming O'Reilly has reasonable contract demands.

On the Bruins boards one of the posters posted two great links showing O'Reilly's value to the Avs and demonstrating how good his defensive play is. They are great reads. The post is quoted below with the links.

He does all the little things right, his game is in the details. imo he is way past Kelly in terms of what he brings. Here's some statistical information that helps communicate the value he brings: O'reilly Value

comparing o'reilly to recent Selke winners

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