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02-28-2013, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hull Fan View Post
The O'Reilly saga makes me wish our GM was a little more aggressive and cutthroat.

Picture GMJN doing the same thing as Calgary. Yeah the QO sucks next summer and O'Reilly isn't worth the money he'll be paid. That said he'd be a fantastic 2nd line center, playing with good players. By signing him Dallas trades Roy, gets younger, picks up at least a 2nd round pick for Roy, possibly moves Morrow for a pick and has a far better, younger top nine for the result. Because I think O'Reilly is better than Roy for the next four years before he becomes a UFA, even if he's 1-2 million per year over paid.

Whitney-Benn-Jagr
Smith-O'Reilly-Eriksson
Fraser-Eakin-Cole
Roussel-Fiddler-Garbutt

That's a better forward line up that costs more but assuming any kind of decent return for Roy and Morrow you probably just lose the 1st this year but get another 2nd and 3rd, plus maybe a prospect too boot.

Seeing this lineup makes me wish Joe had gotten there first.
You realize Colorado has already matched right? He's not going to CGY ... wouldn't have been coming to Dallas.

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