Rangers/Avalanche (Ryan O'Reilly)
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02-08-2013, 07:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
I'm still confused why McDonagh is proven with 1.5 seasons of play and O'Reilly isn't with 1. O'Reilly was stuck behind two great centers and didn't get his injury shot until last year when Duchy went down. He was producing better than Landeskog for awhile. His defensive play combined with his offense actually elevated him into our number one center role, similar to McD elevating to #1.
If you value both players on their play last season, a #2 defender is pretty close to a #1 center depending on the players in discussion.
You honestly don't appear to know much about O'Reilly, because his game didn't suddenly show up, it simply became effective when being paired with a good winger and not being used primarily in a shutdown role.
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