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12-09-2012, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Plan The Parade View Post
Interesting. Since the only team he can negotiate with are the Avalanche, this puts a ton of leverage on O'Reilly's side. "Beat my offer in Metallurg, or lose me."

Considering O'Reilly is no scrub, he could have received a very lucrative offer from the Russian team. The terms were undisclosed.

It puts pressure on the Avalanche, once the season resumes, to either pay him or trade his rights. No matter what, O'Reilly is getting paid by someone.

Wonder if any other players who are RFA's (in the future, not just now) will try this to gain leverage.
Too true. Maybe he is just breaking new ground here and this may well be the norm in the future. On the other hand, all the more reasons to end the lockout now as it is hurting both players and owners alike

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