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02-12-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by buntek View Post
It's funny because had O'Reilly been drafted by the Leafs, all you experts probably would have called him a bust after his first 2 seasons. Now, after a good third season, we need to move heaven and earth to get him. You want to move a guy like Gardiner, who has the potential to be a very special defenceman IMO, instead of drafting and developing our own great players...
The only reason ROR wants the long term contract and big money is that "he isn't confident in himself that he can have a repeat year so he wants to cash in now in case of the real possibility that he goes back to being a 30-40 point player. Don't get me wrong - He looked like an amazing player, but this situation points to that - unless he truly hates playing in Colorado and wants to go else where." I saw that quoted on the main thread and fully agree with that.

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