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02-21-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Bubba Thudd View Post
I get that, and that's why I added this perspective...
The problem with that perspective though is that most Avs fans tend to see the Avs either trading Stastny, or Stastny himself walking in free agency, so O'Reilly may be a 3rd line centre for now, but he's potentially our 2nd line centre in the very near future.

Also, I'm all for defining the role of centre's, 1st, 2nd and 3rd line guys but on this team, it's more of a 1A, 1B, 1C kind of rotation, especially since Landeskog and Downie played with O'Reily; that's not a 3rd line by any means. If anything, the McGinn/Stastny/Jones line was more of a 3rd line than that one, so he definitely isn't just a 3rd line centre on this team. Yes he goes up agains the opposition's top line every night but 3rd line centre's don't get the ice time that he gets

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