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03-01-2013, 12:05 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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O'Reilly's definitely not a franchise player. I think Calgary's in desperation mode right now and if the offer sheet move had succeeded, they might be slightly better than a bubble team (when healthy).
Calgary isn't a bubble team. They're in 14th. In the position they're in, they're better off losing out this season (I mean there's only like 2 more months left of it anyway), keeping that 1st rounder, and looking for a franchise player in what's projected to be one of the deepest drafts in a long time.
Generally I think people here overvalue prospects and undervalue actual success, giving lots of undue credit to the teams that are perennially 3 years away. But in this case I think the path to success for CGY is pretty clearly through a strong 2013 draft.
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