EJ and O'Reilly
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08-29-2012, 10:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
I guess it can be about both. I mean if he wants $4 M at 5 yrs then I can obviously see why the Avs wouldn't want that.
But if they have him at 5 yrs for ~$3 M and aren't going through with it then they really are a bad group of ownership/mgmt for the future. I mean Wayne Simmonds got almost $4 M for 6 yrs and I'd much rather have ROR over him and it's not like Simmonds is that much more proven. Turris got a 5 yr $3.5 M deal today and obviously Turris' offensive potential is higher than O'Reilly's but it's not like Turris has had multiple seasons on pace for 50 pts (though that's more the fault of Dave Tippett than it is Turris').
My own guess though is that it has more to do with the fact that they're in no hurry to get a deal done because they just haven't met properly any time recently and are just enjoying their summer or whatever and the lockout has put a lot of GM's who should be making moves (and owners who should be financing them) into we'll do it later mode.
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