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01-15-2013, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Back in the FoCo
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I will be surprised if O'Ry plays another game for us.
Last summer, they were close, then it got ugly. This guy was close to signing when EJ re-signed. Alot of ugly things have happened and been said.
It's unfortunate that he's going to get a bad reputation for this. Both sides could have handled this very differently.
The only way this works out is if he realizes that staying in the KHL any longer is only going to hurt him in the long run. We will still hold his rights for another 6 years, and that is only going to deflate his NHL value, as compensation will always be attached. And it's unlikely that other teams are going to be trading for him, as he can still hold out them like he is doing to us. It's a shame, he tried to get it, but the Avs are simply not going to budge. Maybe he will give up and come to terms now.
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