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02-21-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by scelaton View Post
All this enthusiasm about ROR makes no sense to me whatsoever, for the following reasons:
1)There is no evidence in his history that he is an elite C, but rather a high-50s, 1/2C tweener.
2)We already have a proven one of those in Little, and 2 more 'maybes' in Burmi and Scheifele.
3)There is broad agreement that what we actually lack is a true elite centre, a la Duchene, or better.
4)The hysteria that is building up around this kid means whoever trades for him will likely overpay. It will be a big pice, bigger than Burmi...and our cupboards are not exactly well stocked. I don't mind paying a premium for a true star, but there are only two of those on the Avalanche and neither's initials is ROR.


Edit: Beat me to it, Sully. While you were writing your last line, I was using the same words in my opening line.

here's the 5v5 pper 60 toi over each players first 3 years (2 in burmi's) Of the three ROR has had the worst zone starts.

Points/per 60 TOI 5v5

Little year 1: 1.87 (excluding very first, half year)
1.72
3 1.86

ROR year 1: 1.37
1.28
3 1.75

Burmi year 1: 1.27
year 2: 1.32
year 3 (ongoing: 1.23

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