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02-23-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by avsfan09 View Post
And O'reilly could be a franchise center... I would be willing to add a decent prospect but remember that's all they are, prospects. Now I think Trouba could be very good but I wouldn't add a first to him when we could end up drafting a player even better with that.
I don't think I'd place the franchise tag near O'reilly. He can be a core player, no question, but more in the sense of a Kesler or a Richards. Great defensive players with offensive upside and leadership qualities. But these guys aren't franchise players. Keep in mind, I don't think there are a ton of franchise guys in this league. Crosby,Malkin,Stamkos,Tavares,Weber etc. The elite of the elite.

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