Thread: Proposal: Ryan O'Reilly to Anaheim
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01-30-2013, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by CobraAcesS View Post
I understand that signed/unsigned aspect, but IMO if O'Reilly was traded it would be just plain stupid to make the trade without allowing the team hes going to to workout the contract details prior to the trade.

Yes... Without that we won't get the value we need to make it worth trading him. You could almost say we're better off holding out until he signs instead of trading him without contract details worked out. Too much risked involved for both teams in the trade without it.
It didn't seem to make a difference when Kessel was traded. Toronto had a clear idea of what his contract demands were and if they could meet them.

If there wasn't any sort of assurance like that, teams just wouldn't trade for him.

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