We could use a playmaing winger though. At this point we only have Stone and possibly Hoffman in the system that fits that role. I don't know how well RoR can play on the wing but he could possibly fill that playmaking winger role when Alfie retires.
Yes the Sens could, however I have no idea if ROR could make the transition to the wing in a top six capacity.
It would be interesting to see how Turris does on the wing. I haven't seen RoR play, which prospects would work best on his wing? Stone? Zibanjead? Silfverberg? Hoffman? Noesen?
Anyone...he's pretty adaptable. Obviously he has chemistry with Landeskog who is a great guy around the net and strong on the boards. Someone like Michalek would play really well with ROR and if Greening can play like he has been lately he would look really good with ROR as well.
Turris has played the wing before and he looked good doing it. He has the attributes to be a good winger in the mold of a Semin (but he will be looked on more favorably since he isn't Russian). Obviously players like Stone and Noesen would probably look really good with him when they hit the NHL, too.
Silfverberg - Turris - Alfredsson
Michalek - ROR - Regin
That would be a pretty solid top 6 right now, and when Spezza gets back it gets stronger. Speculation and all that though.
When Spezza got back it gets a bit trickier, but way more awesome.
Michalek - Spezza - Turris
Silfverberg - ROR - Alfredsson
That said it doesn't sound like Murray is going to part with any young guys and there doesn't seem to be a move coming any time soon (which sucks, because having ROR would significantly increase our playoff chances).
That's the chicken and the egg argument. Was Landy good because he played with ROR, or was ROR good because he played with Landy. No one knows.
I think they both played well because they're both good players. O'Reilly is a heck of a center, and would add a lot to your, or most any team.
I don't have nearly as much insight as you do, but from the games that I watched of the Avs last year (and the 2 I watched this year before Lando went down) it seemed to me that ROR was the catalyst on that line. Landeskog is a great player and creates a lot of space, he's great around the net and a great leader (obviously amazing defensively and creates a lot of energy). I find that ROR is the one that really made the line tick though -- he made every player that he played with better when I watched whether it was passes, helping out in coverage, working hard to create opportunities, etc.
I think they both complement eachother very well, but Lando didn't look as effective this year without ROR by his side. I know it was a small sample size though.
Thanks for at least putting Mandy in his place...he tends to spout off a lot with hyperbole and acts like he's omniscient.
Given Cowen is done for the year with another season ending injury, how much would the Avs realistically need to add to O'Reilly, if they asked for Silfverberg and Cowen?
I would not trade Cowen for OReilly. I know you wouldnt do it from your end either, but yeah... Cowen could end up being a 24 minute guy for us... more if we didn't play Karlsson 28 mins a game. OReilly would rarely see more than 18. Given our center depth and our overall organizational depth at fwd, I wouldnt trade Cowen for anyone besides a legitimate star or in a package for a better DMan.