Ryan O'Reilly : Money-Money-Money-Money...Mo-ney!! Thread #6
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02-26-2013, 02:12 PM
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What's really funny is how much guys around here were speculating O'Reilly would get paid (hint: $4-5M). Amazingly, after Duchene signed his "prove-it" contract and O'Reilly wanted to negotiate for more,
$3.5M became an "overpayment" that ROR should be so thankful to be offered!
You made up this part. Nobody thinks $3.5M is an overpayment for him.
You can come up with all the reasons you want to like he's exceeded expectations at every level, or whatever you wants to say. Nothing justifies holding out as a 21 year old with a combined 52 points your first two seasons, and insisting they pay you like a 25 year old that has had numerous 55 point seasons.
Insisting they pay you on faith at that age is ridiculous, whether he becomes what he says or not. You're coming off your ELC as a 2nd round two way forward. You're not a friggin rock star, just sign a fair $3.5M per contract and prove your worth like everyone else.
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