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02-28-2013, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by this providence View Post
O'Reilly is only, what, 22? It's not like Calgary is moving assets for a guy on the down slope of his career. I'd be pretty confident that O'Reilly is a better player than whoever they would take with that 1st round pick; assuming for whatever reason it doesn't end up being the #1 Overall. 3rd round is even more of a crap shoot.

O'Reilly certainly isn't high end, but he's a quality player at an ideal age. Potential contract issues aside, I'd move what the Flames did for him without hesitation.
God this looks too much like Kessel to Toronto logic.

Calgary has an incredibly high chance of being in the top-5. Especially once they start trading away their vets for picks.

Seth Jones

Nathan MacKinnon

Jonathan Drouin

Aleksander Barkov

Sean Monahan

Each one of those guys could be the cornerstone of the future of the Flames.

O'Reilly? He's a decent 2nd line center.

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