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02-08-2013, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
Again--not saying the O'Reilly isn't a 50+ point second line center. I'm just saying that I'm not going to give up the value that that kind of player would warrant until I know that he's capable of doing it more than once. There have been far too many cases of players playing way over their heads for a year and then falling off the face of the planet.
I understand where you are coming from, but we're not going to sell him for anything less than what we think he can become. I think the Avs are better waiting out the year. He needs to sign a bridge contract and the Avs have all the leverage.

If you don't want to give up assets for what we believe will become a 60-70pt selke center than don't bother making an offer. He won't be sold for less just because he isn't signed. He could be a huge piece for the Avs in the future and won't be traded for anyone who won't be a huge part of the future.

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