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02-09-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by RockLobster View Post
I'm not saying that he's worth 5 million a year.

But let's look at these so-called "fair offers" that the Avs game him.

They laid out two options, and only two options. The same deal that Duchene signed or a 5 year, 17 million dollar offer, that buys one of Ryan's UFA years, and that offer was an AAV of 3.4 million. To me, that is an insult. If you're going to buy a UFA year, that offer should have been an AAV of 4-4.5m.

And the Avs' ONLY reason for not wanting to budge on the 2yr 7m offer is because Ryan would then be paid more than Duchene.
Honestly, Duchene deserves to be paid more than ROR. He scores more points, and has high end #1C potential. ROR won't score as many points and will never be a true #1C. I'm not opposed to 'long term' deal for ROR going up to 4.5m, but beyond that you are starting to expect him to be a #1C (when you factoring in you are buying out his cheap RFA years at an overpayment).

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