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01-21-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Freudian View Post
If Avs trade O'Reilly they'll get full value because the other team will know exactly what it would take to sign him and be willing to pay him that amount.

Avs have all the time in the world to wait for a deal they like, should they decide to trade O'Reilly. He's Avs property until he is 27 years old.
Not sure about that. Holdouts almost never get traded for full value. A comparable situation might be Kessel - who was traded for two 1sts and a 2nd. That trade ended up being lopsided in Boston's favour, but the package (prior to anyone knowing the value of the picks) was among the better returns for an RFA's rights that the NHL has seen.

So...good prospect, Ballard and a late 1st would be comparable.

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