Trade Rumor Thread IV - "What's all the roar over RoR?"
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02-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Anyone care to provide a scouting report on Ryan O'Reilly?
And what are we pitching? MDZ? Is that the latest?
22 year old top-6 center. Scored 55 points last year in a down year for Duchene and Stastny playing with Landeskog. Plays against the other teams best players consistently. Will be a Selke contender for most of his career.
Plays great positional defense and, like Patrice Bergeron, just understands that side of the game very well. He turns takeaways into chances for his team.
Good skater, hard worker, high hockey IQ.
The only question that some have about him is whether the 55 points last year was a step in his development or a blip on the radar. IMO, considering the team he was on (awful) and the fact that he was playing with a rookie (Landeskog) who was talented and yet inexperienced, it was a step in his development.
I think he becomes a Patrice Bergeron clone. 60-70 points, great 2-way play.
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