In Soviet Russia, Ryan O'Reilly signs you.
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01-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ístersund, Sweden
Career-high of 55 points and he wants $5M a year. For a guy who has 107 points, total.
Sure, he's solid defensively, but to demand that sort of money at this time is ill-advised. To hold out while playing in Russia, with some game about how he'll come back if the Avs at least equal what he signed for over there - as I said when this stuff first broke, he's toast.
The Avs offered him a 5 year deal and a two year deal at $3.5M. He didn't want the security of the longer deal, and he doesn't want the money of the shorter. I can understand the former, but the latter? In two years maybe he'll have earned that $5M payday. But right now that's absurd.
Even if they come to a deal of 3 years at $4M per I don't see O'Reilly sticking around. I mean, what if he scores 60 in the final year of that contract? Who knows how much he'll think he's entitled to.
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