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#1 Sabre fan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:44 PM

With GMTM's sudden and unexpected dismissal one is made to look at his moves and try to see where he went wrong. I thought getting OReilly for next to nothing was a steal but in the end, is he worth the huge contract? Jack is the future, so where does OReilly fit? Do they explore moving him? Just thinking out loud...



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:46 PM

Oh man, please delete this thing



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:47 PM

He's worth every penny



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

Actually, I think this is a topic worth exploring. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:50 PM

If you have to ask, you haven't been watching very much.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

Strictly speaking, he probably doesn't deserve more than Bergeron is making. But I'd still rather have O'Reilly at $7.5M than Toews at $10.5M. Ultimately he's a Selke-caliber center, and his pay is in line with that value.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:54 PM

I do not think he doesn't earn his money but if we could get that stud defenseman we need it's just a thought...



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:54 PM

Strictly speaking, he probably doesn't deserve more than Bergeron is making. But I'd still rather have O'Reilly at $7.5M than Toews at $10.5M. Ultimately he's a Selke-caliber center, and his pay is in line with that value.

There's what? 4 players in the league who make what Bergeron should be making



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

Yes.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

Yep.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

There's what? 4 players in the league who make what Bergeron should be making

Right. Bergeron is an astounding value, and it'd be unfair to expect that contract to be the benchmark. Ideal? Yes. Benchmark? No.

I do not think he doesn't earn his money but if we could get that stud defenseman we need it's just a thought...

A bad one. A very very bad one. If you were a droid, I'd send you to have your memory wiped as to forget you ever had the thought.

Edited by TrueBlueGED, 20 April 2017 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:59 PM

Oh man, please delete this thing

Ryan just said he had a terrible season. So there is that.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

Ryan just said he had a terrible season. So there is that.

ROR is way too hard on himself, which we already knew. Dude needs to drop acid and find himself this summer.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

No, but I'm ok with him and his deal. We just need to find a center who can win some draws and kill penalties so that we aren't over working him

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:09 PM

He's pretty fricken good 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

I do think we overused both OReilly and Risto but hopefully a new coach and GM will alleviate that problem. and yes, we need another center among other things...



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

So what will we talk about on this thread ? Pancakes ? eggs ? 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:16 PM

So what will we talk about on this thread ? Pancakes ? eggs ? 

Whatever the hell Modo usually makes

 

Speaking of which, where is he today??



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

I do not think he doesn't earn his money but if we could get that stud defenseman we need it's just a thought...

If you jettison ROR to get that Stud defender you then have to turn around and find a ROR to replace ROR. It is like plugging a leak with your finger by removing it from another leak. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

If you jettison ROR to get that Stud defender you then have to turn around and find a ROR to replace ROR. It is like plugging a leak with your finger by removing it from another leak.

But we don't need ROR. We have Zemgus.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

But we don't need ROR. We have Zemgus.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

But we don't need ROR. We have Zemgus.

Things I was beyond wrong about. Hence my formal apology to Blue for even saying it. Foot + Mouth = we don't need ROR


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Winter is Coming. 

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

He's pretty fricken good 

 

Darn right he is.  He's not an easily replaced player.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

Yup, next question

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:33 PM

Darn right he is.  He's not an easily replaced player.

I don't know why the heck anyone would even think about it.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:36 PM

With GMTM's sudden and unexpected dismissal one is made to look at his moves and try to see where he went wrong. I thought getting OReilly for next to nothing was a steal but in the end, is he worth the huge contract? Jack is the future, so where does OReilly fit? Do they explore moving him? Just thinking out loud...

do it quieter, please



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:10 PM

I didn't like the O'Reilly trade at the time and he'll definitely be overpaid as he starts approaching 30, but he's not a problem now or for his next several seasons. Luckily they front loaded his deal big time as well so when he does start to decline it shouldn't be difficult to unload him to a team that needs a center and a contract to get above the floor. The bigger problems with respect to players who aren't worth what they earn are Moulson, Ennis, Gorges, and Bogosian.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

I didn't like the O'Reilly trade at the time and he'll definitely be overpaid as he starts approaching 30, but he's not a problem now or for his next several seasons. Luckily they front loaded his deal big time as well so when he does start to decline it shouldn't be difficult to unload him to a team that needs a center and a contract to get above the floor. The bigger problems with respect to players who aren't worth what they earn are Moulson, Ennis, Gorges, and Bogosian.

time to stop overusing him

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:53 PM

Strictly speaking, he probably doesn't deserve more than Bergeron is making. But I'd still rather have O'Reilly at $7.5M than Toews at $10.5M. Ultimately he's a Selke-caliber center, and his pay is in line with that value.


Honest question. Where did ROR end up in the Selke voting? I know he wasnt a finalist. I'm wondering if the folks around the league view him as Selke worthy as he is viewed here.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:55 PM

Honest question. Where did ROR end up in the Selke voting? I know he wasnt a finalist. I'm wondering if the folks around the league view him as Selke worthy as he is viewed here.


Doubt he got much, if any, play. But players on last place teams won't. All the numbers suggest he's in the same class as Toews, and within spitting distance of Kopitar and Bergeron level players. I'll try to remember to dig up that WAR model later that had him as the 5th most valuable forward in the league.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

Doubt he got much, if any, play. But players on last place teams won't. All the numbers suggest he's in the same class as Toews, and within spitting distance of Kopitar and Bergeron level players. I'll try to remember to dig up that WAR model later that had him as the 5th most valuable forward in the league.

 

I don't doubt the stats may support you, but if the league GM's and the profession writers association don't think he rates consideration, you may be biased.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

He was 6th in Selke voting the year he won the Lady Byng. 12th 2 years ago, 33rd last year. We'll see where he ends up this year. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

I don't doubt the stats may support you, but if the league GM's and the profession writers association don't think he rates consideration, you may be biased.

As opposed to the leagues GM's and the writers being biased because he played on a s#!t team... right. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

As opposed to the leagues GM's and the writers being biased because he played on a s#!t team... right. 

 

Players on ###### teams get votes all the time.  Not enough to win, but they get consideration.


He was 6th in Selke voting the year he won the Lady Byng. 12th 2 years ago, 33rd last year. We'll see where he ends up this year. 

 

6th is respectable.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:01 PM

Players on ###### teams get votes all the time.  Not enough to win, but they get consideration.


 

6th is respectable.

and ROR got 0 votes from anyone? Who else on bad teams got votes this year?


Edited by ShadowLiger, 20 April 2017 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:23 PM

He's overplayed, not overpaid.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:25 PM

and ROR got 0 votes from anyone? Who else on bad teams got votes this year?

 

We don't know how many votes anyone got this year, so I'm not sure where you are going with this.  It appears that he's gotten consideration while tanking with us, so there's that.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

I just wish he'd shave his beard so I can see that beautiful smile

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:30 PM

He's overplayed, not overpaid.

I wonder if that's going to continue - he seems to really really like being ground to dust.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:32 PM

We don't know how many votes anyone got this year, so I'm not sure where you are going with this.  It appears that he's gotten consideration while tanking with us, so there's that.

You really can't follow? You said "but if the league GM's and the profession writers association don't think he rates consideration, you may be biased" towards Blue. I said that being on a bad team makes the those same GM's and writers bias. You responded "Players on ###### teams get votes all the time.  Not enough to win, but they get consideration." To which I asked if ROR or other players on a garbage team received votes. Where I am going with this? I am not surprised that a player on a bad team didn't get much consideration from the media and GM's for an award because they would naturally be biased towards the team because it was bad. 


Edited by ShadowLiger, 20 April 2017 - 06:32 PM.