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02-21-2013, 09:51 AM
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Pierre Gotye
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Originally Posted by The Angry Teatowel View Post
This idea that O'Reilly only had one good season needs to stop. He's had 2 good seasons and one great season. Yes, he 'only' put up 26 points in each of the first two seasons, he was playing very sound hockey and playing well defensively. Yet again, the majority of HF Boards posters can't see past point totals.
Point totals are numbers that don't lie. We realize he's basically a defensive specialist, who excelled offensively last year. And yes, he put up points playing behind Stastny and Duchene, and his production leveled off after last year's all-star break. He also excelled at inflating his production once Duchene went down, and he got an opportunity for top 6 minutes.

He's a young player, who's a complimentary player with an effective skillset. But he's not worth risking a potential top 10 pick+3rd round selection over. He's also a bit of a risk giving a top 6 player and strong blue-chip prospect player for.

If any GM ponies up and pays the price, they are either very desperate or stupid enough to engage in a gamble, which is what his asking price has basically become.

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