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01-20-2013, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by iAvs View Post
I'm starting to think that's where we may be at. RoR probably wants to play where he's a top center. He's not guaranteed that with the Avs & knows it. Otherwise, I bet he would have signed a deal by now. So, the next step may very well be a trade where the Avs try and get something they desperately need; a top 2 defenseman.

As each day passes, the more likely this ends in the Avs trading O'Reilly.
This is the feeling that I am getting as well, this feels like an accelerated Jordan Staal situation. O'Reilly wants to play somewhere where he is guaranteed a top-6 spot (much like how Varlamov wanted to play as a number one when we got him).

I've said it before, I think we've already seen the last of O'Reilly in an Avs jersey. However, I think the Avs will hold onto his rights until either the Avs hit a big losing streak, the trade deadline or the draft, before they use him to get an asset that they can live with.

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