Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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01-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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If we're going to trade for/offersheet any rfa, I'm hoping for ROR.
Can't. Alzner gets 6 mil if we do. Need to make a fair trade for once.
I've got a total conspiracy theory about the O'Reilly situation too. Looking at the roster Avs don't really need him. They have McGinn-Stastny-Jones, Duchene for 2C, and a combination of Landeskog, Downie, Parenteau and Hejduk for wingers, with Olver probably good enough to be a stopgap 3C. Without him they're still fairly gritty, fairly good offensively and fairly good defensively.
What they do need though, is a top pairing LD. No team in the league needs a top pairing LD as badly as them.
I think Sherman is lowballing O'Reilly on purpose to either get a team to jump on a trade proposal offering LD (the way Burke jumped on Kessel), say O'Reilly for Kulikov or Gormley+, or get a team with young promising LDs coming up to offersheet him (like us, or I dunno Rangers or Red Wings maybe).
I'd stay clear of Sherman's traps.
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