That is just wrong on so many levels. O'Reilly has produced more points at the NHL level than Tatar or Nyquist have at the AHL level. Big huge giant difference. he is 22-just turned that this past week, that is YOUNGER than Nyquist. At 6-0/200 he is much better equiped to handle the grind of the NHL. he is on his way to being a 70+ point per year guy. Nyquist/tatar will never be there.
Now we can like or hate the current pay schedules in pro sports, but that is what they make.
YOU are so wrong on so many levels.He scored 55 points last year, his best year and the only year he has shown any offensive potential. In the 2 previous seasons he scored 26 points each. Even in jr he could never manage a point per game in a season. Both Nyquist and Tatar have scored more than 55 points in a season and have done it with a lot less than 81 games. O'Reilly has scored 107 points in 236 NHL games a 0.45 PPG Nyquist has 107 points in 111 AHL games a 0.96 PPG. Tatar has scored 186 points in 248 games a 0.76 PPG. O'Reilly hasn't scored more in the NHL than either of them in the AHL in a season or for their careers (in fact Nyquist more than doubles O"Reilly's PPG and Tatar almost does as well). Please stop lying on these threads, that's the second time in less than a week that I have caught you lying about stats.
Sure he is a little bigger than Nyquist and Tatar but Nyquist is much faster and Tatar is also faster but also more physical, probably stronger and tougher, he is a workout warrior, with very little body fat.
The only reason O'Reilly has more points in the NHL than they do is because of the team he was drafted by. If he was drafted by the Wings he would still be toiling in the minors and you would consider him a middling prospect without any star potential because he would be behind Tatar and Nyquist in the pecking order.
Edited by Johnz96, 16 February 2013 - 02:26 PM.