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02-17-2013, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 19NYSports91 View Post
O'Reilly never even scored more than 20 goals in Junior or NHL, why would we give up Nelson, Okposo, and a 1st round pick for him. Nelson could be better than him btw. Also, he's asking for way too much money.
Who cares if he hadn't scored 20 goals in JRS - if he did he would have been a clear first round pick in 2009. We should look at what this "kid" has done as a PRO - 55 points and playing at least 20 mins. a game, leading the league in takeaways, and -1 for a bad Colorado team as a 20/21 year old. He has a very high ceiling. If the 2009 draft would be today O'Reilly would be taken second, so looking at Hedman's contract (5yr/20m) and you got yourself a deal.

The argument that he is more Peca than Federov - I see more upside than Peca and I admit Federov is a superstar and
Maybe O'Reilly is somewhere in between.

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