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02-08-2013, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 View Post
Up until today people actually thought Duchy didn't care! We have no idea what goes on in the Avs lockers and it's silly to assume otherwise.

We need some sort of backbone to the team, Stastny is as good a place as any. You can't trade and let everyone go, then turn and tell the kids you've got long term plans for them as long as they produce within a few years.
Stastny has been erratic for a while now. I think he'd look good in a more structured system that could sustain the cycle game, but he deserves plenty of blame in certain areas. It's not all his fault but some of the excuses on his behalf should fall on deaf ears. When it comes to retaining O'Reilly versus dumping off Stastny for any piece that can contribute, there should be no question.

If Duchene keeps up his good play thus far then him and O'Reilly would make for a fine center core. As long as Avalanche management does not harbor a grudge then there is zero logical reason for O'Reilly not to be with the team. He has no other outlet unless he wants to take another stab at Siberia.

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