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When did Ryan O'Reilly become Peter Forsberg?

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08:19 AM ET 02.18 | Colorado center Ryan O'Reilly's limbo rolls on without a resolution in sight. At some point while I was sleeping, [O'Reilly] apparently became Peter Forsberg. There is one time and one time only that teams have systemic leverage against an NHL player, and that's when the athlete comes off Entry Level into his second contract, lacking salary arbitration rights. It is entirely appropriate for teams to use that leverage. ... The Colorado offer of two years at $3.5 million per hardly seems an insulting one for O'Reilly, who emerged as a strong defensive presence a year ago while recording 55 points (18-37) in his third NHL season. The 55 points, by the way, ranked 24th among centers.

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February 18, 2013  08:42 AM ET

New York Post asks: When did Ryan O'Reilly become Peter Forsberg?

The answer? When Rick Nash became Mark Messier. ;-)

February 18, 2013  09:27 AM ET

When did Ryan O'Reilly become Peter Forsberg?

Many on these threads have already asked the same thing.

February 18, 2013  10:04 AM ET

What's with all the comparisons lately.... LeBron to MJ, now O'Reilly to Forberg....

it's like comparing chalk to cheese.... absolutely non-sensical

February 18, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

....it's like comparing chalk to cheese....

LOL. Something from your childhood I'm wondering?

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February 18, 2013  10:58 AM ET

answer: when he hit three-a-day thread status.

February 18, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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When did Ryan O'Reilly become Peter Forsberg?When FN starting giving O'Reilly threads the way they would give Forsberg threads 3 years ago..

Thought this as soon as I saw the thread.

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February 18, 2013  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

LOL. Something from your childhood I'm wondering?

Heh, Aussie euphemism, the North American equivalent is "comparing Apples to Oranges"

February 18, 2013  01:36 PM ET
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answer: when he hit three-a-day thread status.

Or the Daily Double, as Mr.Trebek might say...

February 18, 2013  02:52 PM ET
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Could be worse...could be Subban being compared to Chelios....

at the moment he's putting up...so I'm shutting up.

February 18, 2013  02:55 PM ET

supposedly the asking price on O'reilly is through the roof. What I heard thrown out was a productive roster player, a solid 'close-to nhl ready' prospect and a first round pick (in the mid-to-low 1st round).

Either O'Reilly sits out or he signs, but I can't see anybody pulling the trigger on a deal like that.

February 18, 2013  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

supposedly the asking price on O'reilly is through the roof. What I heard thrown out was a productive roster player, a solid 'close-to nhl ready' prospect and a first round pick (in the mid-to-low 1st round).Either O'Reilly sits out or he signs, but I can't see anybody pulling the trigger on a deal like that.

About as ridiculous as the Luongo asking price

February 18, 2013  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

supposedly the asking price on O'reilly is through the roof. What I heard thrown out was a productive roster player, a solid 'close-to nhl ready' prospect and a first round pick (in the mid-to-low 1st round).Either O'Reilly sits out or he signs, but I can't see anybody pulling the trigger on a deal like that.

Fortunately Toronto does not have 2 of those 3 items, else the trade would be made!

February 18, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Fortunately Toronto does not have 2 of those 3 items, else the trade would be made!

LOL - I may not ever have to comment here again.

February 18, 2013  04:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What's with all the comparisons lately.... LeBron to MJ, now O'Reilly to Forberg....it's like comparing chalk to cheese.... absolutely non-sensical

agree

 
February 18, 2013  06:05 PM ET
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.i guess he can play on Boston.

That would only start the Terry O'Reilly comparisons.

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