Is Ryan O'Reilly really that much more valuable than P.K. Subban? The Calgary Flames sure think so.
And so do the Avs.
O'Reilly and Subban were the two premier RFA holdouts this season. P.K. blinked and inked a two-year deal worth $5.75 million. The Avs blinked and matched the Flames' offer sheet...for a whopping $10 million, including $6.5 next season.
Is a second-line center worth more than a stud defender?
I don't think so, but that's just me. Don't get me wrong - I love O'Reilly. He has loads of skill and captain written all over him, but I don't think he's a top-line center. He's just paid that way.
Subban has 60-plus point upside and he should reach that very, very soon. O'Reilly "might" deliver 70 points some day, but I suspect he'll be a consistent 60-point guy for most of his career.
I know which guy I'm building around. But maybe that's just in fantasy.
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