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12-10-2012, 01:05 AM
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Not really sure what to think of this due to lack of precedent and lack of information on how negotiations were going prior to the lockout, current salary, transfer agreements, laws, etc that will come into play.

I am fairly certain that O'reilly wouldn't have signed this deal without being absolutely certain that he would be back as soon as the lockout was over, and to me that means not just being released but also signing a contract that he knows the Avs would be comfortable matching.

As Drizzt pointed out, the absolute $ figure doesn't have to be the only thing that would make an NHL contract "more lucrative" or better, or whatever the term that was used.

If this lockout extends the whole year it could be an interesting learning experience for RoR.

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