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03-23-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NightBlazer View Post
Colorado's problem isn't specifically the center position. And ROR has been good for them.
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ryan o'reilly has not been the problem with the avs. this year 8 points in 10 games, while working into his conditioning while not in game shape to start the season with superb defensive play.
Never said anything about O'Reilly being the problem, but you hit the nail on the head with the bolded part. Wouldn't the same issue have occurred with the Flames?

The point is, as well as O'Reilly has been playing, has his addition made the Avalanche any better? Has he helped them to secure a playoff spot? No. So why would he have made such a significant difference to the Flames?

Sure the Flames are weak at center, but it's not like O'Reilly's being buried in Colorado, and in coming to Calgary, he would have produced significantly more than the 8 points he already has. Would an extra 8 points or so make that much of a difference to a last place team in the Western conference? Would his superb defensive play solve all the other issues in Calgary single handedly? Because it certainly hasn't made much of a difference on the other last place team there.

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