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01-15-2013, 12:28 PM
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Sign Jones and Parenteau for 4 years and $16 million, and yet these guys are balking at O'Reilly's demands!?

Bottom line, the Avs said they were waiting to spend big until a new CBA was in place. I'm not expecting them to break out giant suitcases full of money now that the CBA has been ratified, but when they're seemingly reluctant to re-sign their best player to the raise he's entitled to...I can't help but think they're not putting their money where their mouth is.

Look, I can totally see them signing Duchene to a prove-your-worth contract after the horrendous year he had. But one thing a friend pointed out to me was that defensive forwards never have bad years defensively. And last year ROR proved beyond a doubt he's a force at both ends of the ice and can play in all situations. This should NEVER have gone beyond the lockout--it's officially a farce, and the Avs have no one but themselves to blame.

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