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02-04-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TehDoak View Post
I'm all for you on the "Let's go after Ryan O'Reilly' bandwagon. He's a great player. And IF HE WERE AVAILABLE, let's pursue a trade. The issue is Colorado is and will be unwilling to move him.

The offersheet route really makes zero sense. Let's say we magically pull it offer, put in an offersheet, Colorado declines to match, we get RoR.

What happens when Cody Hodgson is a RFA this summer. What are his and his agents expectations. 55 pts? Surely Hodgson will score at AT LEAST that pace this year. What about Grigerenko in 2015?

Also, did we mention that its possible we could see the cap drop below 60 million in 2014-2015? If not lower? Look at the contracts the Oilers have given to their OWN PLAYERS since the offersheet debacle in 2007

Hemsky: 5 million
Horcoff: 5.5 million

RoR is a great player. But offersheeting is not the answer. It just isn't. You overpay both in salary and in assets outgoing and you mess up your internal salary structure, which is going to be even MORE important with the drop in cap in 2014
wait... your argument is that the offersheet could lead to a scenario where we have a 3 deep center core all locked up long term in the 5-6 million per range (based on the fact that they played to a level to earn those contracts)


We should definitely avoid having our center core locked up long term... that would be terrible

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