I wonder if DeNiro wouldn't want this guy because he's still in Russia? Heck, even longer than Kulikov was!!
O'Reilly had a huge improvement offensively last year, and has 4 goals/6 points in 7 KHL games so far this year. Which tells me he could be a 60-65 point center with huge defensive capabilties not unlike Kesler.. not to mention O'Reilly is strong on his feet and hard to knock off the puck.
I agree with D-Money, the Canucks likely don't have the expendable assets for the Avs, I would think they'd be looking for a defenseman or maybe a replacement center (Statsny - Duchene - ______ - Mitchell). If they ARE looking for a defenseman, MAYBE Tanev could be part of the deal, but how much value does he really hold in comparison?
Tanev, _________ + a 1st for O'Reilly?
But, I think a center is more prudent. If you look at the Avs after game 1 they basically only had 2 guys taking draws..RO took more faceoffs in general that any other player on their team last year.
We definitely need another center once Malhotra's contract end. Kesler is having injury problems so we definitely need another 2 way center of close to the same caliber. If we get R'OR, it pushes Lappy down to the 4th line and gives our team way more depth at the C position.
That 3rd line will definitely be a great shut down line and would give us another scoring line. Our 2nd line would just be scary with Kesler and Kassian.
I'd say we trade Schroeder, Jensen/Gaunce, Raymond + 1st for R'OR. R'OR is still young and can definitely replace H.Sedin at 1C once Sedins retire. I don't see Schroeder as a number 1 Center and we have to give in order to get something.