Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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02-14-2013, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by
Laich is a "good" player. O'Reilly is a "better" player, at a much younger age too. Between the two of them O'Reilly really is a no-brainer in every way, unless you consider community service to be the #1 indicator of whether a player should be on your team like CCF does. Even then I'm sure O'Reilly has a big heart.
There's a huge difference between Laich and Semin, Briere and Hartnell. Laich is a bloody 10ESG a season tweener who has never had a season in which he was exceptional offensively, defensively or physically. He's not even a particularly solid utility winger since he doesn't have a mean/physical streak or good hitting/board battle ability required for that role. His biggest claim to usefulness is "versatility". Well, O'Reilly is pretty damn versatile too.
Dubinsky has been pretty underwhelming for a while now, but at least he's a pretty good fighter for a top 6 player.
Is being a "key cog" on a team with our recent playoff history supposed to be a compliment?
Horton and Clowe don't particularly agitate. Horton himself is quite overrated and not really a guy I'd go to as a first choice, especially considering he'd cost north of 5. Clowe does have some agitator tendencies, but he's mostly a great guy to have to protect your agitators, like how Lucic/Chara/Thornton/McQuaid protect Marchand and Getzlaf protects Perry.
Laich is underrated. He can play every forward position and even can play D if we are short!
He is strong on both the PK and PP. He's a responsible two way player that can play up and down the lineup.
Not many players in the NHL that versatile. Verstility is an important skill so don't undervalue it. He's a good vocal presence and has been here from day 1 of the firesale year.
I've never seen him take a shift off either.
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Again, the $5M rumor was denied by O'Reilly's agent. Patrice Bergeron's second contract is the likely comparable.
And the Caps would be getting back a top-notch, young asset. Ryan O'Reilly is 21.
Absolutely. But that shouldn't preclude you from using a top prospect to acquire a top player, especially when that player still has four more seasons of service before the expensive UFA years.
OReilly from the limited I've seen and all I've heard is a good 2nd line center on a good team and a 3rd line center on a very good team.
We are now thin at wing.
Again it would break down like this. We wouldn't be able to sign Ribeiro. We'd lose a roster player (lets just say MJ since most everyone thinks he's trash now) and a top prospect (lets say Forsberg).
I don't see that as a deal we can afford to make.
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