Thread: Proposal: NYI: Okposo & Nino for ROR +
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02-24-2013, 09:06 AM
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islandermaniac
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my understanding is that o'reilly does not want $5M on a short term deal. he does, however, want a better contract that what duchene signed (2 years @ $3.5M per). there are many reasons why o'reilly feels he is worth more money on a shorter term contract than matt duchene. start with the fact that it was obvious that the coaching staff and management felt that o'reilly was the better player in the most recent season. would it not be fair for the kid to think that he should be paid more money than the person he just out performed? i don't think that is unrealistic at all.

so, to the trade proposal of niederreiter and okposo for o'reilly +:

honestly, let's not even discuss what the plus would be. i would send niederreiter and okposo for o'reilly alone. by the end of the season, isles fans will be so impressed with o'reilly that they won't even remember who they traded for him.

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