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02-04-2013, 03:16 PM
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AslanRH
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Originally Posted by Av-merican View Post
I don't think it's erroneous to say that a team with more than $16 million in cap space is bungling things when they can't sign their best player from last year when Dallas and Montreal managed to do so with relatively little difficulty. I refuse to believe that O'Reilly and his agent are demanding outrageous sums of money. This is negotiation as always, and as of right now, the Avs aren't negotiating. At all. And they are in NO position to do that right now.
If the dam is leaking, its easy to stick your finger into stop it, but that is not a long term solution.

The Avs ARE in a position to stand firm
1) It seems to be a fair market offer
2) RoR will not take this team to a cup THIS year
3) Long term viability hinges on continuing to offer responsible contracts due to the number of young players on this team who will be in similar situations over next few years and the need to hold money for valuable FA signings that will compliment the core of the franchise over the next many years.

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