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Ryan O'Reilly Signs With Magnitogorsk (2-yr deal)
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12-07-2012, 12:24 PM
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I don't see the Avs shipping out Radar because of this. The Avs have been drafting and trading for the blue collared, hardworking players the past few years and he's the epitome of that.
While the two years is a bit odd, I think it's more of a sign of RoR wants a better deal, and he's showing that the Avs brass don't have all the bargaining chips. Sure it can be looked at as a slight, but it's not big enough that the Avs will want to ship him out. It would be completely childish for the Avs to trade him because of this.
No doubt this sets a limit for how much low balling Avs can do. It's not the end of the world. Avs are trying to use their leverage, O'Reilly his. It's business, not personal.
We have no idea what his salary in KHL is, we have no idea what the deal is with the Russian team but when the team itself claims there is an agreement that he can leave for the NHL once the lockout ends, you'd have to be a conspiracy nut to imagine it being a problem.
In a bad movie the evil Russian team will force the good Canadian kid to play for them because they tricked him into signing with them. In reality, it's more "thanks and good luck".
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