Honestly, at 8M he is a steal, imo, I had a 83 EPA RW put up 59 points in 4.5 last year playing 1st line and 1st PP. You could put Rory on the 1st line and both PPs and in 3.1 he would probably get you 60+ points next season.
I would dump a star or two to go after him, but I am already fearful for what my salary will look like next year when all my cheap FAs (I replaced ALOT of deadweight with cheaper, better FAs and picked up a ton of cheap, high TRV prospects as well) from this past season want double to triple their current salaries.
He'd probably be a one year rental though. But still, he'd almost guarantee me promotion.
I made up my 4th line to me my hardcore defensive line and go against line one, gonna try this out. I assume that for away games, I'll have to change my defense around, as the 4th line will likely go against a 4th line, and I'll have top players getting only 8 minutes per game, correct?
Anyone interested in this guy? I'll take pretty much any young cheap player that hasnt bloomed yet and should top out around a 70 EPA. He's actually a really solid defensive dman I just dont have room for him on the depth chart since Im stocked with defensive dmen.