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02-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by cgf View Post
Does it really surprise anyone that Ryan O'Reilly is the one who's most stubborn and hardest to break of that group of players? Not even getting into the specifics of Ryan being the only of those guys who was coming off of a great season in which he flourished while being handed all of the responsibility, just looking at the personalities at play here. Ryan's a stubborn and prideful dude. It's why we love him on the ice so much, but it's also why I'm disappointingly not shocked he's such a ***** to negotiate with. Especially with his dad, who still hasn't realized that he needs a trip-sitter.
PK Subban handled first-pairing minutes. He played against the top lines. He finished with 36 points. (lead his team) He was second on the team in SH time per game. 2nd in ES time per game. 1st in PP time per game. Finished +9 on the 3rd to last place team in the league.

Id say he flourished while being handed all of the responsibility. He's also been described as cocky, flashy and arrogant.

Signed for 2.875M for 2 years. Oh, and going into the season, he was EASILY considered their top d-man.

So the situation seems to be quite similar. Only difference is one is center, one is d. But, id venture to say that Subban is more important to the Habs than ROR is the avs, just due to the lack of depth in each respective position.

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